What are the different purposes of waiting?

Philippines
September 28, 2009 4:42am CST
The term waiting connotates a lot universal meaning and it really depend on each person definition as one's fit in one's situation. Some people wait for something with rewards, or waiting for nothing with purposes that is dead and lacking inspiration. How to dwell with waiting requires a lot of courage and patience before one could attain what you have been looking to accomplish your aims in life. For examples a mother is waiting for her children after schools to make sure they are properly reach home safely, a student study hard waiting to graduate and a couple saves a lot of money enough for them to pay for the wedding expenses. How about you? What are you waiting for/hoping or expected to happen to your lives? What are those things that makes you wait for a long time, even it may sounds boring and pathetic. What do you think are the important and purposes of waiting?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Sep 09
Sometimes waiting is a waste of time instead of waiting do something to push it ahead. My only waiting I do now really is wait to see the Chemo doc to make sure cancer is still gone and that only happens every 6 months now. So I do alot of things in between!
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• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Yeah, that is true; waiting is experience by all people irregardless of ages before one know the outcomes need to have a lot of patience in waiting for a purposes which means never to surrender and their is still lots of hopes to make the situation brightened. Goodluck to your chemotheraphy and I pray for your steadfast recovery!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Sep 09
thanks I have a chemo Doctor but never took the Chemo all they do is take blood test and I go see him he reads the paper that I am still cancer free I pay the $20 and go home!
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
I am happy for you that you are cancer free. take care..
@jerimiyah (232)
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
waiting is such a heavy word. it means alot of things. One is about love and it plays a vital role in love. i am inlove and i know how it feels to wait upon someone who you believe in your heart is the one for you. it took me 15 months inorder to see him again. After that time, i had to see him leave in the departure area with tears rolling down my face. I have to wait another year inorder to see him again. It happens when you marry someone from the military. it bites me right in the gut. My love for him increases everyday. in the same time the pain of a distant relationship is harder than a stone wall. Its all worth it though because u know he feels same way too. One thing i have learn about waiting is you become patient. It sharpens your character. It makes you go an extra mile. It doesn't mean your an expert of it. it just means God wants us to learn how to be patient because that is how we are suppose to do when we get to know daddy above. our earthly relationship reflects on how we treat our heavenly father. Love is just one part but it is the most important one of all attributes that makes waiting a walk in the park.
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
I understand your feeling it is really hard and tough to marry a military man. You have to be keep on waiting, keep on praying that he would be safe along with his duties and praying that he would return to you safely unscathed. yeah, being patience is a key to keep you calm and hoping only for the best things to happen never ever to lose hope as waiting would be useless if you try to retreat and surrender. And, the best things to keep the relationship is to trust each partner and keep God as the center of every relationship would surely makes wonder for you
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
28 Sep 09
I guess the saying “Good Things Come to Those Who Wait” has truth in it. One of the things I am attempting to teach my child is the dynamic of ‘delaying gratification’ which means getting the hard work out of the way before doing the things we have been looking forward to and the fact that when setting certain goals a great deal of work may be required before hand. I used to ‘wait’ for life to become ideal when I was younger but as I have matured I have learnt that all we have is now and there is no point wasting our precious present moments waiting for a future that will come in its own good time.
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• Philippines
29 Sep 09
hi paula, that is a good saying which remind me that every waiting have rewards and coupled with perseverance and patience. Then, what you been longing for would be yours at the right time and places. I believe too that even one like to rush to accomplish everything but no matter how one try their still mix of failures and success as in nothing is perfect. Then, it means that waiting have purposes but could not complete it in a quick time but in a step by step processes. Yeah, that is right to focus on the work today and not worrying about the future when time comes would also reach it on time before a person knows exactly where he is heeding for.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
29 Sep 09
hahahaha =D We are all waiting everyday, waiting for something.. There's no way we will be waiting for nothing, because even the simplest waiting, is still waiting, for tomorrow, waiting to eat, sleep, shower, etc.. hehe ^_^ There's no way to avoid it no matter how busy one is.. We might be waiting to look forward toend those endless meetings, or maybe also waiting for the big day to come ^_^ JUst like now, i'm waiting for the day to be able to fulfil all my dream.. haha =D
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
Yeah, very true, all we have to do everyday is to wait while at the same time doing our own work to finish and get home, sleep, and relax. Waiting is good when you are expected something to happen and it is useless to wait when one's is waiting in vain and for nothing, then realize later that he do all his life is waiting without moving is tiring. Positive waiting like waiting for the right opportunity to comes which will benefit the person waiting. While their is negative waiting for miracles to happen which are very impossible unless one's makes an effort to fulfill his dreams and goals in life by seeking his ultimate dream to conquer success at his own effort without relying for others to come to rescue him depending forever in his entire life for assistance.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
29 Sep 09
hahaha =D BUt no matter what, even way before success reaches us, we still have to wait for results of certain things before we embark on the next step.. Waiting is inevitable, and even if they are useless waiting, still we have no choice.. hehe ^_^
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
yup, my favorite horror movies as the scenes could really happen in real life.. waiting is forever as waiting have rewards after all...lol..
@flower21 (766)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
waiting may be either precious and a waste of time. waiting encourages rewards while waiting in vain encourages disappointment.
@irene3184 (900)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
People waiting for you can be divided in a three categories: 1. People close to you, preferably your family members 2. People known to you, friends, relatives, colleagues 3. People not known to you- your customers, anybody that you don't know about, you might be meeting them for the first time.. Different people have different reasons to wait. Love,life, hope, dreams and happiness are some reasons that people wait for you.
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
yeah, that is very true and waiting is a universal world which could helps a person to persevere and be patience to achieve her plans in life without changing the course of destiny. As waiting may be serves as an inspiration when a person waiting for rewards, love and a better future. Then, waiting too becomes desperation when waiting lead to nothing and realize on the end that waiting lead to nothing and losing end.
@witty06 (40)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
In my case, my purpose for waiting is that I still have my hope that eventually I could reach my goal in life. For I believe that everything takes right time, so be it. As long as I did everything, I don't lost hope. I believe that GOD will support me................that's why.
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
Yeah, hope is the greatest things which everyone of us should need to maintain as once hope is absence all the waiting becomes useless and fall to the oblivion of infinity. God is alpha and omega, all things ,all knowledge is His own will.
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
There are many purpose. Me I am waiting for God's blessing. I am waiting for the right time for me to have a part time job. I am waiting for my loan money for our house. I am waiting for my happiness. I am waiting for me to get rich but I do everything to make it happen, make it like these, I am waiting for the result of my hardwork. I am waiting to our president to step down and make it true what she had promise. I am waiting for a right time to leave my present job. The purpose of waiting is to have an answer for our decision, what are answers to question.
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
Waiting is such a complex word that it applies to everything a person do to be inspire and hope for the best things to happen. I t looks like you have a lot of things waiting to be completed which is your own desires and for the benefits of your family. hahah..:)you have a lot of waiting and wishes which in the time being you would be able to achieve coupled with a lot of patience, perseverance and patience everything would be put too in the proper places.