Saturday, July 24, 2010

Please Wait Here...

If there is anything in the world I hate (besides sad endings to movies and mustard) it would be waiting. I mean whether it is in line at the grocery store to buy my box of corn pops, in the doctor's office to be seen for allergies, or in line at an amusement park to ride the new roller coaster that goes upside down 10 times while going backwards. I hate waiting. I will even go to extreme measures to not wait. I will strategically pick the shortest/fastest check out lane as if it's a game to see if I can get out quicker than someone else walking up to the lines at the same time. Or I will drive 10 miles of side roads to bypass the 1 mile of waiting traffic that is backed up due to road construction. Well, I think God has taken note of the lack of patience in my life. Lately it seems like everything in my life has come to a major slowdown, as if God wants me to get off the fast moving train I've been riding and take a deep look around at what he is planning and ultimately look within myself. It's like God is showing me that within this immediate need to know exactly what is next in my life and exactly what I'm going to be doing, I have been losing the beauty and powerfulness of having a faith in a God that is scripting a great story for me. Waiting, while frustrating to control freaks, has an inherent beauty that forces us to look around at the process. So while I would love to have some answers to some big questions and recent prayer requests, I wait, because God is cooking something up for me and I need to stop to enjoy the smell of it baking. But that doesn't mean I'm not ready at any moment to take a taste of his sweet plan.

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God"

- Corrie Ten Boom