As I stood in line at a local discount store, I glanced at the magazine covers while waiting to checkout. One title caught my eye, “Walk Off the Weight.” I couldn’t help but smile. I should’ve written the article. Over the past 5 months, by way of diet and exercise, I’ve trimmed down 25 pounds. My exercise of choice? Walking.
Many people enjoy gym memberships; others enjoy running multiple k’s. Walking briskly accomplishes the same goal without all the huffing and puffing. A vigorous walk triggers a heart rate increase, and as mentioned earlier, coupled with a sensible diet, the weight melts away.
When reading the magazine cover, I also considered changing the word “weight” to “wait.” That statement made much sense to me as well.
Psalm 27:14 reads,
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
Many wrongly interpret the verse, thinking “wait upon the Lord” means to put life on hold, and “wait” for God to move. On the contrary, the word “wait” means to continue serving in the manner of a waitress or waiter in a restaurant. A good server keeps careful watch over her tables, ready to meet the needs of the patron as they arise. The server faithfully works in this capacity unless the manager directs otherwise.
When encouraged to “wait upon the Lord,” continue serving Him faithfully until He changes the course of your life, opening and closing doors as He sees fit. Therefore, keep walking while your waiting.
Now get out there, and “Walk off the Wait.”