Patience. Honestly, patience is a struggle for me. Always has been. But it is something I am working on.
In a world where instant is almost everywhere, it can be difficult to not focus on that and start expecting it. We often want what we want, when we think we want it. We are trying to run the schedule. When we are focused like that, it can lead to disappointment, frustration and worry because it is not about what we want our schedule to look like. It’s God’s time, it’s God’s schedule.
We may not know why something happens when it does or why something isn’t happening when we think it should, but the best part is that we don’t have to. We don’t have to always understand. We don’t have to know. We don’t have to worry. He has blessed us with the peace of mind knowing He knows.
He’s got it. It’s already planned.
We just need to trust and have the faith to believe that. He knows the when. He knows the why. While we are busy worried about the details… He sees the big, beautiful picture.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11
He made us here and now. We are at this place, in this time for a reason. Embrace it. Enjoy it. Know there is beauty in His plan. This is our time.
Believing we are made for this time means that we know it is good. His plans for us are good. There is no need to look back with regrets and there is no need to be looking for more. Right here in this moment is where He wants us to be. Here is beautiful.
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Jennifer is a mixed media artist living in rural Nebraska - gravel roads, fresh air, peace and quiet. She is married to her best friend, her patient and supportive husband, Heydon. Art has been a...