Wait Training Giveaway

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Welcome to those of you who’ve landed here after reading my Proverbs 31 devotion Wait Training 101. If you haven’t read it, click here to catch up with the rest of us.

Ever feel like this screen shot from my phone sums up your life perfectly?

Yeah. Me too.

Let’s chat about waiting today.

What are you currently waiting on God about? How long has it been? What do you do while you are waiting that helps to settle your heart and mind? What do you think about the concept from the devotion of “waiting on God” like a maid or butler or waiter?

And let’s help one of you along as you wait. That person will win this giveaway:

It includes:

~ A Mission of God brown leatherette Bible in the Holman Christian Standard version

~ A Bible highlighter

~ Three plaid journals (to journal while you wait)

~Some Cinnamon coffee to sip while you wait

~ Some Caribbean Escape hand soap (You know the signs always say all employees–including waiters–must wash hands!)

~A copy of my newest book LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith. (It is on how to stop trying to control and start trusting God)

To be entered to win, leave a comment today.

BONUS: If you also sign up for my posts via email, you will be entered twice.

Follow me on Pinterest (or if you already do, pin today’s giveaway on PInterest) you’ll be entered three times.

“Like” me on Facebook (or share this post on Facebook)?  FOUR entries.

Yep. You guessed it. Follow me on Twitter or tweet about today’s post. You get five chances to win.

If you did any of the bonus activities, please tell me in your comment. (And yes, I have people who can check it out so no funny stuff. lol)

Okay. Let’s chat about today’s topic.

I’m waiting……….:)


  1. About 2 years ago my husband and I felt God calling us to leave the Church we were ministering in (he was the associate pastor) we were unsure of what God wanted us to do but knew we were to leave a place we had grown comfortable in. We prayed and waited for a year and a half and were faithful to trust in God for his path for our lives. Waiting was hard, we sometimes wondered if we had done the right thing. Well God has shown us what we were to do and my husband is now the pastor of a Church in a very rural community. So thankful for the many things I learned while waiting.

  2. Shoot, I read the 31 devotion Friday, though I missed this until today when I saw the FB update. The biggest thing I’m waiting on currently is that my husband works for the National Park Service, so the ‘sequester,’ as it is called, will be impacting our lives. My family realizes that we are in the minority of those being impacted, and budget cuts at the federal level are necessary. We know his job will not be cut, and we are extremely grateful for that. We just don’t know if he will get a furlough, reduced hours, no more Sunday premium pay, or if his supervisors will take the major part of the furlough to save my husband’s income. We have to wait for the ‘upper management’ to do their jobs first.

  3. Your giveaways are fab and devotionals are anointed. Learning to trust in The Lord so that we can wait upon Him is key. It’s so nice to pray, and while I rest as I am reading God’s word and going about my day, knowing that He is out there working on my behalf is well…PEACE. THANK YOU.

  4. Hi Karen thank you for your post it could not have come at a better time in my life , I am going to be a young 56 here pretty quick in a couple of weeks , I am unemployed and at this time in my life I just have been struggling these past couple of yrs , I thought to myself why the other day , and God is teaching me total Trust on Him and to be dependent upon Him He has something better for me in my life . Without the income coming in the bills are being stacked up with no way to pay , God has been faithful to show me there is HOPE I am in the waiting and I am waiting to see what He is going to do .
    Do not like be in the waiting room it seems I have been there for a while now but so thankful He is right there with me.

  5. Thank you for this devotional. I have been looking for a new job and have put in many applications. I was just saying this morning “I guess I am never going to get a new job.” Then when I read what you said about “waiting”, I knew then that I had to be patient God is setting up a job that is just for me. Thanks for the giveaway, I did all the bonus activities.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your heart and your own struggles with the “what ifs”. I have a HUGE what if problem. Even though I have read or hear Isaiah 40:31 countless times, this devotional was the first time that I have read it this way. I NEEDED to be able to reframe the waiting. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Thank you for this post.
    I subscribed to your mailing list and liked you on facebook.
    Waiting is tough. Thank you for the encouragement.

  8. I see how God is growing me to be steadfast in Him in the waiting period. The more I seek Him, the more I’m growing and want my life to be a living testament for Him. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize pack. :)

  9. We are considering using your LET IT GO for a Brief Bible Study, and getting this package would be a great way for us to review the book. Thanks for the message- i sure need a reminder- daily

  10. Just read my proverbs 31 devotional and loved your devotional…so I looked you up and would love to receive your emails! Looking forward to more encouragment to get through everyday life.

  11. Hi, Thank you so much to all of you at Proverbs31. Most of your devotionals are always right on when I need them. This one…, well, I was wondering whether I should be taking certain steps towards talking to someone I know about a very delicate issue or should I wait and the answer was straight from your message. It is hard to wait for God to move as you feel as if you always need to move to action. I must say that I had never thought about the play in the word “wait”, but I think it is spot on the way we need to view the waiting on God in the meantime, while we let Him do the work.

  12. Waiting…it seems that is life. We waited ten years for children. Now we are waiting for our two adopted children to return to the Lord and live saved, sanctified servant lives for God and His glory. I have been waiting thirty years to see my dad and my siblings come to know the Lord. I feel that I must be doing something wrong for them to still not desire to know my Lord. I am waiting for my husband to surrender his life to the Lord and walk with Him, not just talk about it now and then. Two of our grandchildren live with us and our three-year-old so wants Papa to come to church with us. I am waiting to be reunited with our two children in heaven. Finally, I am waiting to be fully sanctified when I see my Lord.

  13. I just found your blog today from Proverbs 31 and I love it! I have been trying so hard to learn how to wait and how to achieve patience as I feel like I have almost none ;) I am now following you by email, Facebook, and Pinterest and even though I am in my twenties, I’m one of the rare ones who does not have Twitter. I’m looking forward to seeing your positive posts on Facebook!

  14. Thanks for this devotion and the encouragement. My husband and I just moved back to Concord NC to take a church. We were in TN helping out at a church where my husband was the Connections Pastor. My husband is now lead pastor. We are just ready to start seeing God grow this church and let the community know that we love them and are here for them. This is a hard spot to be in because you want it to happen so fast, but at the same time we want to grow not swell. Please pray for us as we take on this challenge. I know that God will take care of us.
    We have experienced this before with our son. We prayed for almost 4 years to have a child. We just could not get pregnant. The doctors told us that they could not find a reason as to why we could not get pregnant. It was a rough time for us. We were let down each month. But through it all we continued to pray and seek what the Lord would have us do. Did we almost give up…yes, did we get discouraged….yes, but if we had given up we would not have our son today. Almost two years ago we crossed paths with a guy I worked with who’s stepdaughter was pregnant. To make a very long story short, she asked us to adopt her baby boy. We got to go to every doctor’s appointment and was in the delivery room when he was born. I felt like I had given birth to him, except physically going through it. So you are going through something…you may have to wait a little longer, hear some no’s…but there is always a “Greater Yes”. God took us through this trial…to make us stronger in our faith. So i know that God will take care of us through this new transition in our lives.

    1. Oh and I get your emails. Sorry, I got so into what I was trying to post that I forgot to put that on there. Thanks!!

    2. Ok so I have also done the Bonus Entries: Followed you on Pinterest, Liked you on Facebook, and now following you on Twitter!!

  15. My husband and I are in a time of waiting- and we are trying to keep the faith, be strong, and specifically to serve God while we are in this holding pattern. Thanks for the encouragement.

  16. Thank you for sharing today’s devotional. I needed it. I would love to win the giveaway and follow you on Facebook, twitter and pinterest. Have a blessed day.

  17. WAIT A MINUTE…didn’t I just see you today?Yes I did in Longview TX at Feminar.
    I am a fan now and plan to friend you on FB(after I figure out this fast from FB thing).
    I loved the whole event, fantastic worship and truth spoken over us. Thanks so much for your time and obedience to teach an admonish us.

  18. I am waiting for God to reveal his plan for my life. I know that I am on this journey of being a widow for a reason. In the meantime, I am studying God’s Word and working on keeping my family together by trusting and believing God.

    Love and blessings to you all.

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