Are we there yet?
I get impatient… There I said it.
I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for my future! When I have that perfect life, body, career, and even the husband that God promised me I’d have. The only problem is that I am spending so much time looking toward that bright future, that I am wishing my life away.
Is it impossible to have these things? No, of course not, but life is a journey and if I spend so much time looking at where I want to be I’ll miss where God wants me to be. I’ve wandered around in this wilderness before and God got my attention. I didn’t wander for forty years, but it was thirty-eight. (I guess to be fair, the wandering didn’t start until after I became a teenager.)
I wondered how things would be if _______. Fill in the blank.
I spent my life searching for something–no strike that–Someone to fill the emptiness in my soul. I found Him. God. CS Lewis is often quoted as saying, “there is a God-shaped hole in our hearts and He is the only one who can fill it.”
In scripture, John 7:37, Jesus refers to an empty place in our hearts. This emptiness comes from seeking things of this world because the only way to fill this emptiness we feel is with living water from the Holy Spirit!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve found myself focusing on the wrong things. I’m trying to start a new side business to make extra money and quite frankly getting frustrated. The more I try to do things of my own volition the more upside down I become financially and emotionally. But I cannot do anything without the Lord’s help. I can’t make things happen, but what I can do is rely on His direction. His provision. His EVERYTHING!
According to Philippians 4:19, God will provide for ALL my needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus.
So let’s step back and watch Him do His will for His Glory… what do you say?