I’ve been meaning to write you for ages but I was abducted by a large grey-haired man with a llama, a little old lady on a scooter loaded with Frappuccino, one yodeling pixie, and 40 fluffy comedians. Remember me now?
Truth is life with my Hubby, mother, granddaughter, and all our fuzzy critters plus building a homestead life while living in a camper provide abundant excuses not to write. Or maybe delay is what happens when God says wait.
Ever feel like the realities of your life hijacked the one you’d planned? But what if some delays happen because God has something better in mind?
Freedom is discovering we’re not late
when God says wait.
I planned to have blogged a bounty of encouragements and finished editing my next book by now. Because surely life at the end of the road would not only feed us body, soul, family and friends but would offer wide open spaces for inspired words to sift onto pages like lovely sparkly bits inside a farmy snow globe, right?
That was the dream before I realized so many living, thinking, hungry, pooping creatures would always keep the waters stirred so much. Muddied a bit as well : )
Now in our third winter on the homestead this season of the freezing fog has come, crystalizing outer and inner worlds as well. In the cold stillness – settling – words have begun to form again at last.
Are your swirling bits distracting you too? Lost sight of important things? Callings even?
What if we’re not failing but simply been told to wait?
“Wait” can mean…
God is waiting for us to surrender to His Plan instead of our own.
Time has not yet come for us or someone else. We’re not in this alone you know.
The stage is not yet fully set with all the players in place.
Harvest only comes AFTER other seasons come first.
Forgiveness may be required. For ourselves, our pasts or someone else’s, and our distractions too.
So let’s believe through the waiting. That something good is being distilled. Be-stilled. Remixed. That something more glorious will be revealed.
Because when God says wait, He will…
Give us what we need as we need it even if we think we don’t need it.
Redeem the time when time does come.
Reveal that we ARE enough even when we’re too weary to DO enough and that is ENOUGH.
And then sometimes there is this …
We’re simply making it harder
than it needs to be.
So let’s relax and trust we will know when it’s time to move forward again. That the meantime is an opportunity to grow where we are planted. Even if we can’t see it happening yet.
Meanwhile, friends, wait patiently for the Master’s Arrival. You see farmers do this all the time, waiting for their valuable crops to mature, patiently letting the rain do its slow but sure work. Be patient like that. Stay steady and strong. The Master could arrive at any time. ~ James 5:7 MSG
QUESTION: What one simple step can you take to embrace the wait, making room for stillness so that clarity might settle a bit for you too?