The men and women in the Olympics were born with some degree of natural talent, as we all were, but they took the time and had the patience and discipline and wherewithal to master that talent. What would our lives look like if we did the same with the gifts we’ve been given?
God wants to heal you so that you can point others to him. What if that discomfort you’re experiencing now would lead to someone coming to know God? Would that be worth it to you?
I wonder what God is trying to speak to us that we’re unable to hear because we’re too busy focusing on other things. What would it practically look like for you to focus wholly on God every day, even if just for a few minutes?
Some things are most definitely worth the wait. We grow in those uncomfortable waiting spaces; waiting prepares us for reaping, waiting prepares us for performance. Waiting helps us to appreciate and cherish the thing once we have it.
But what does it look like to wait well?
It seems to me that we’re up a creek without a paddle, we have no cell service, we lost our map, our boat also seems to be leaking, and we’re in shark-infested waters, and it’s about to storm, just for good measure.
So, what do we do?
How can you know what God is saying if you don’t leave space in your schedule to hear him?
Does your culture inform your Christianity or does your Christianity inform your culture?
I wonder how many times we miss a miracle because we’re too focused on the sound of our own voice.
Everyone needs grace, everyone needs encouragement, even you. Often times we are our own harshest critics, but why? What would you be able to accomplish if you believed in you?
I don’t know the areas in which you feel God has been a disappointment, but I want to encourage you to choose to be thankful. It’s uncomfortable because choosing to walk away from disappointment requires trust. Do you trust God enough to give your disappointments to him?