Whether it is waiting for a plane, bus, answers to questions, in line for a movie, etc, it always seems to kill a small part of our inner most self. As humans impatience is an intergral and quite unnecessary part of who we are.
“For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”
Galatians 6:8 NKJV
Why are we so impatient? Because it is primarily based upon our own fleshly desires. Our flesh prompts us and entices us to not wait, but rather to get it now. Just like an old money commercial I saw once, “It is my money and I want it now!” Was the message of the commercial.
Right now my wife and I are in the process of waiting for a loan approval for a house in Colorado.
With this approval, if approved, will send us into an unknown future of moving our daughter with Leukemia, dogs and things within our current home up into the mountains at an elevation of 9,000 feet all while my wife is pregnant with our second child.
The first question popping into your mind as you read this as does the same with everyone we come into contact is, “Why?” The answer is not clear, but simply put is because we have felt the call to move up there and start a new life and have felt the Lord prompting us to do so, and at the same time we want to get our daughter set up with cannabis oil to help her battle through the treatment of her Leukemia.
Now, of course I always like to make it clear that we do not completely know if God is calling up there or not. But the call and pull have been strong for quite sometime now and the signs have been pointing that way over the years.
How will we know if God is calling us to Colorado? At this point we have seen many signs pointing the way as well as open doors guiding us through. We are now at the final door, awaiting the approval of the loan with uncertainty of whether it will happen while at the same time keeping faith that God will open the final door and bring us to where He wants us to be.
Colorado is our second home to us and we feel more at home there than we do at our own home. But all in all the point of the story is the fact that we are waiting. Not only are we waiting, but we are waiting for one of the biggest decisions and moves we have ever done up to this point in our life.
The waiting period has been tough and seems to crunch us down each passing day as we eagerly wait on God. At this point we are ready to jump up and move and follow God’s call upon our life, which is good, but we must also show restraint, discipline, humbleness and patience.
How do we find peace during the waiting time? How do we keep faith during the times of what seems like we are floating in the unknown? By leaning on the Lord and not on our own understanding. We let go of worry and not focus on the uncertainty of the situation. But instead keep focused on Jesus and know that He has went before us and will bring us to where we need to be at the exact right time.
Even though it seems like times of uncertainty we must always know that God knows all things and with Him all things are good and work for the good. We have to let go of fear and cling to faith in God. What are you having to wait for today? Are you being patient and waiting on the Lord?
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