I place the fresh nectar in the feeder for my hummingbirds, and I decide to position myself in the backyard to take the perfect photo of a glorious hummingbird.
I wait. I wait some more. Normally, the hummingbirds arrive immediately after I hang the feeder. I wait. I know they’re coming.
I wait. I focus my camera. I just know they’re coming. It will be so wonderful when they come! I’ll have a beautiful photograph! It will be so great!
Then I begin to think about all the other fun things I could be doing. I could be reading! I could be baking! I could be with friends! I could even be folding fresh, warm laundry!
As I sit there on my deck, waiting with camera in hand, I remember that dreams and hopes are like this. I can wait and wait–frozen here–or I can go about the day, enjoying fully all the good gifts God has in store.
A hummingbird may indeed come, but I’m not going to wait around all day when there’s a life to live.
Do you sometimes get frozen as you wait for a dream?