Pending

For many, there is nothing more agonizing than the word “Pending”

Pending a decision
Pending a direction
Pending a response
Pending approval
Pending, pending, pending….

Many of us do not do well with “pending’ status

Plans, possibilities, prayers, and even patience can be great…but “Pending” ugh… Pending can be one big buzz kill if we allow it

It can mean “wait”
Wait for the unknown
Wait for something outside of our control
Wait and stay present
Wait and stay positive
Wait and try not to be anxious
Wait and be patient…

Eeeccck….PENDING can be so hard

It can be hard to be in a pending state…
We think it can be almost impossible to be in a pending state and be at peace

Pending for most of us equates to being on hold
Pending can feel like being stuck
Pending can feel like idling in place – using precious energy to simply stand still

No forward movement, no backward movement – just idling in place

Pending uses precious energy to just stay put
Pending can feel like wasted energy and time
Pending can feel like being frozen in place

Frozen to the point you don’t want to get out of line as you might lose your spot
Frozen to the point you don’t want to be too aggressive and risk being rejected
And so you wait…
You PEND
Pending situations can be painful

Painful because of the crazy thoughts going through our heads when we wait

When we allow negative thoughts to run wild – a pending state is excruciating

So how do we move from Pending to Peaceful – without anything changing?

We must choose how we want to be
We must choose how we want to feel
We must create thoughts to generate good actions, good feelings

If we choose to be solid and committed despite all else…we can
If we choose to be grateful and loving despite all else…we can
If we choose to feel positive and blessed despite circumstances…we can
If we choose to believe the best…we can

We can feel anything we wish
When we think thoughts that serve us well

Pending can test our patience for sure
Pending can can also…
Strengthen our resolve
Be a blessing when we allow it
Give time for the best to prevail
Save us from making a choice that was not in our best interest
Give us pause to say “NO Thanks” to anything not serving us
Pending can be the Priceless Gift of NO Thanks…to anything not serving you