Not My Will
Sometimes my will is His will, but my timing is not His timing because I don’t have His patience or His ability to see the whole picture.
It’s hard to wait for another’s eyes to be opened to something that seems so clear to you.
It’s hard to wait to be able to express love that you know in your soul is right.
It’s hard to wait in order to be certain of a future job or life path.
And yet… if we look at each of these waiting periods as beautiful seasons in and of themselves, rather than difficult waiting periods, we’ll realize that it isn’t so hard at all.
We also won’t waste time waiting, wishing time away, and we’ll experience peace in the fact that God’s timing is always better, and always for our good. And not always about me.
Maybe I’m ready, spiritually and mentally, to receive a truth or start a job, but someone else involved in the same situation isn’t.
Maybe my waiting is a needed light for someone wanting to trust God for the first time.
There’s always a higher purpose when life is lived with and for Jesus.
I was reminded of the beauty of patience and trust in every season in many ways today:
In conversations reflecting on the beautiful relationship formed by one of my best friends, Maddie, and her boyfriend, and God’s timeliness in that;
In seeing an old friend at a coffee shop in whom my paths have crossed many times and who has been a continuous light to me; who reminded me the power we have through Jesus to brighten lives every day;
In catching up with an old friend via message that led to unbelievable closure I can’t explain.
And every one of these examples I have wanted to rush at some point. I have asked God, Why not now?!?!
But He always knows.
So if you are in the waiting… needing to just trust…
Take heart, my friend. He is fighting for you. Is your hope in Him?