I am often disappointed by how long things take in life. I want the movie montage version, not the real-life version of these events.
I want to learn to wait well in this season, so when he says “run”, I’ll be able to run with endurance and passion, knowing confidently that he is who he says he is.
Let’s be a people so in tune with the voice of God that we quicken our pace when he tells us to and we slow down when it’s time to do so. Let’s do our best to move at his pace and not our own.
Your response to direction reveals your view of God.
Run to God, mess and all, and let him wrap you in his arms and clean you up with eyes full of grace and love. You don’t need to be perfect to come to him, he’ll accept you where you are, even if you have an F-off sign on your face. Just come.
What have we sacrificed on the altar of “fast” and “convenient”?
Make space in your schedule for life-giving experiences.
The voices of the crowd and even that of some trusted advisors will only go with you so far; there are some places where others just can’t follow.
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?
If you feel invisible right now, let me just tell you that God sees you. He knows exactly who you are, where you are, and what you’re struggling with. More than that, he knows your character, your future, and your past. When you’re passed over or someone turns a blind eye toward you, that could potentially be the best gift He could ever give you. In that moment, he’s giving you more time to spend with Him.