Sunday, February 20, 2011

Are We There Yet?

"....With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."
[2 Peter 3: 8, 9]

If anyone has ever traveled in the car with young children, we have all heard the question asked much too early into the trip, "Are we there yet?" Children are so excited to get to their destination that they often forget to enjoy the journey along the way.

How many of us are guilty of this same thing when it comes to walking into a promise from God? We pray fervently and receive the promise; we then want to immediately get to our destination, WITHOUT THE JOURNEY. We want that new job, that new house, restoration in our marriage, restoration in our finances, to have a baby, or many other things on the list. God has a perfect plan for our lives, however, there are many pieces to the plan and WORK to be completed IN US along the journey to bring the plan to fruition. Remember, God doesn't waste anything that happens in our lives. Once you trust and know that God's hand is at work, you will realize that many of the things that happen in our day to day living are carefully orchestrated by our heavenly father to "work out the kinks" in us in order to prepare us for our destiny. Just as a baker would not remove a cake from the oven before it is done, we must realize that sometimes the "heat" is necessary in order to get us "just right" in preparation to receive our blessing. God's timing is perfect!

Many times we prolong getting to our destiny because we are impatient and start to do things outside of His will in an attempt to get what we want. We must realize that the almighty God DOES NOT NEED OUR HELP and is the one in the perverbial "driver's seat". We need to pray daily to walk in the spirit and ask for direction in our decisions to ensure that they line up with God's will.

In essence, stop asking God "Are we there yet?" in our impatience, sit back and enjoy the wonderful journey along the way.

[Psalms 27:14] "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord".

[Isaiah 40:31] "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Live, Laugh, & Love~ Sheree

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