Saturday, July 6, 2013


It doesn't come naturally to us. Ever since we were born, when we cry, when we feel uncomfortable, or when we're hungry, we were given our needs and wants as soon as possible. We were used to that kind of response and as we matured, that egotistic or narcissist tendency hasn't really left us completely. There's a lot of undoing when it comes to waiting. All eyes are not on us anymore. We need to simply wait for our turn. But when we're in the process of doing so, we create a certain standard or an expectation which reality needs to pattern it from.

What a struggle, huh?

Life, change, dreams, ... they all go through a process... And in the moment of waiting, we're really not left pitiful in an island, hoping that some ship comes by to save the day (well, if that's how you view it, then that's a different story)... God has prepared something for us already but He won't give it to us prematurely. He really wants to change US more than to speed up the process. 

When the Israelites were in the desert, they complained more than appreciated. They wanted to go back to Egypt because they didn't like their food, it was taking forever, and the travel package they signed up for was quite a disappointment - they didn't even like their tour guide either. They grumbled in their tents and it was not a pleasant trip to the land of milk and honey. But don't you think that the complaining spirit is exactly what He needs to eradicate from us? God knows us. We can't fool Him. He knows our tendencies, our weaknesses, and our struggles. And just as Max Lucado says, "Jesus loves you, but he refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus," I believe that He wants to change the way we view life, our situation, ourselves, and people in light of His teachings. He wants to remove anything that gets in the way of an encounter with Him. But this is not a formula, don't get me wrong. Just cause we're in that zone, doesn't mean we've got God all figured out.  “His ways are higher than our ways” and we definitely will not get that all worked out. But take heart, in this moment of waiting, don’t go chasing after what’s not in front of you. Fix your eyes on Jesus, get busy, and fill yourself with His presence so that you won’t feel like you’re just stuck in an island.


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