In the Meantime: The Practice of Proactive Waiting

Overview

You’re young? Check.
You’ve felt God’s tap on the shoulder, like he’s got something for you to do with your life? Right.
But you’re not exactly sure what it is, or how to get there? Exactly.
If that’s you, then here’s a great guide to help you find your way to whatever it is God has for you in life.
You may be surprised to learn that a very famous person in the Bible found ...
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Overview

You’re young? Check.
You’ve felt God’s tap on the shoulder, like he’s got something for you to do with your life? Right.
But you’re not exactly sure what it is, or how to get there? Exactly.
If that’s you, then here’s a great guide to help you find your way to whatever it is God has for you in life.
You may be surprised to learn that a very famous person in the Bible found himself in a similar place. David was just watching some sheep, but God made it clear he was destined to do something a bit more meaningful and important–David was going to be king. As a young man he had to learn how to “live into” his calling–become like a king before ever putting on the crown.
You probably won’t be joining the royal family any time soon. But you can still learn a lot about life–your life, your destiny–by taking a good look at David’s life.
David had a dream and caught a glimpse of his purpose. He just didn’t know how to realize it, how to live until he did, and how to wait for it proactively. Maybe that’s you, too. In this amusing, amazing, and very surprising guidebook, Rob Brendle can help you get there from here.
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"This timely and dynamic message has everything you need to transition successfully from one season to the next in your life. The book’s frank style will position, then equip and empower you. Rob Brendle is brilliant, fun, and witty. He is a man who has moved wisely within his years. Read In the Meantime...and reap."

--John and Lisa Bevere, speakers and authors of Drawing Near and Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry 

“Finally, a guide to help us do what most of us do so poorly, wait!  Insightful, practical, and truly witty, Rob Brendle pens the heartfelt path from God's calling until God's fulfillment of His call.  Bravo!” 
–Douglas Weiss, Ph.D, Executive Director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center

“Rob Brendle’s book is an important contribution for young people who are confused about the pursuit of God’s will for their life, and also a great reminder for the not-so-young who need to continue on the journey with the Author who writes all of our stories for His grand plan. Rob has a gift for writing in a both humorous and down-to-earth style, and he clearly is one who is living his calling.”   
–Ed Young, Senior Pastor of Fellowship Church, Grapevine, Texas, author of YOU! The Journey to the Center of Your Worth

“A young pastor brimming with zeal and wise beyond his years, Rob Brendle conveys a fine combination of Christian insight and earthly good sense in this stimulating, enjoyable book.”
–Dinesh D'Souza, author of What’s So Great About America, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Publishers Weekly
Brendle, associate pastor at an evangelical megachurch in Colorado Springs, Colo., aims his first book at 20- and 30-somethings who are in limbo: they may be called by God to be pastors, or gardeners, or parents, but they need more time to mature before taking the next step. Brendle's book is about living faithfully in the time between the call and its fulfillment. Too often, he says, we are tempted to "manhandle" God's plans for us or forget about our call because it seems to take too long to play out. Brendle urges us instead to follow the lead of the biblical David, who was anointed by Samuel, but then had to wait on the Lord until his calling was fulfilled. The life stage to which Brendle draws our attention is important, but the book is flawed. Many readers may not have experienced the same kind of clear call that Brendle presupposes and experienced himself in his career and marriage decisions. Brendle may also one day regret lines like "Okay, wow. That was heavy. I need to take a deep breath now because I'm fired up and the veins in my neck are bulging a bit." Perhaps he could have followed his own advice and let this book coalesce a little longer. (Dec.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400070084
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/13/2005
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 1,470,250
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author


Rob Brendle
is associate pastor of the 11,000 member New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he speaks to several hundred twenty- and thirty-somethings every week. He also serves as special assistant to the president of the National Association of Evangelicals, an organization representing 52 denominations and 30 million American Christians. He and his wife, Mauri, have three children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2005

    Do you wait well?

    Do you know anyone who waits well? It¿s hard to find good role models in the fast food line let alone life. All of us have reason to believe there¿s something great hidden away in our innermost being. We can feel it when we have to do repetitive tasks, mundane chores or make decisions that seem to lead nowhere day after day. Rob Brendle encourages readers to take a close look at the life of King David. Suddenly called in one day from the field as a teenager to be anointed king then forced to continue to shepherd for several more years would have made most of us write aggressive rap music rather than worship psalms. King David knew how to cultivate a lifestyle in the secret place while waiting on the Lord. This is the key that you will place in the hands of readers when you give them this book.

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