Where are we going? Are we there yet?
If you’ve ever been on a road trip with kids, then you know the above questions are repeated over and over. I wonder, did it ever occur to you that we are often this way with God?
I’m taking two days to search out these 2 questions……..
Are we there yet?
There have been times when God has taken me through seasons that feel so long. My perspective has changed over the years though. I used to feel like praying and then waiting even a week was a long time. That was until I had the following interaction with God.
I was talking to God about something that I had been praying over for 10 years, and I exasperatedly said, “God, I have been praying and waiting for this to be answered for a DECADE! Seriously, a decade.” Immediately I heard the soft response of my Father, “Oh, is that all?”
With a gentle word of discipline, He reminded me that to the One Who is eternal, a decade is not long at all. And I didn’t deserve anything simply because of time spent. He was working it all out but wouldn’t rush it just because I had grown impatient. In fact, I discovered that He was using the length of the waiting to mature me and strengthen my resolve. He was making the most out of that decade.
Is there anything in your life for which you have been contending in prayer a long time? Is there a promise that God has spoken to you, but you feel increasingly impatient in the waiting? I urge you to not lose hope! Stick with it, and allow God to grow and mature you during the wait. Instead of being like an impatient child during a car trip, let the time be profitable for your own personal growth.
He is IN the waiting. So much of life is not about the destination, rather the journey. Learn to appreciate a good journey.
God thank You for being a god of adventure! Thank You for tailoring our lives to be exciting and fulfilling journeys. You are wise. So much wiser than I could ever even hope to become. You know exactly what it will take for me to mature. Thank You for having me walk out things that are uncomfortable. Thank You for loving me so much that You will not cave to my selfishness and resistance. I need You. I need Your guiding hand and instruction. Thank You for loving me so well. Teach me to love You better. I am honored to be Your daughter. Help me to always treat You with the honor that You deserve. Here I am, looking for You in the wait. I love You. In Jesus name, Amen.
Then I acknowledged my sin to You and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”- and You forgave the guilt of my sin. Psalm 32:6
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations. Psalm 33:11
Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:10