"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Emerson

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Down to the wire...

My husband is out flying as we speak. After that, he has just 1 day of flying left...1 day. However, thanks to the holiday weekend and a little fellow who is causing much stir in these parts named Gustav, he may not be able to make it in by the Wednesday deadline. One flight....it is all that seperates us from knowing our fate, where we are going next, if we can finally "settle" for awhile. One stinkin' flight.

It seems like God brings us to the wire a lot, especially my poor husband. His graduation from college came down to the wire. One class grade seperated him from his diploma. There are other times, other "ones" that have kept us hanging on, wondering if we are going to make it through. I often wonder the "why" of it all. Why can't it just be easy? Why can't we be without any doubt? But, God just keeps bringing back the lesson that is so hard to learn...patience.

Abraham had it. "And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. " Hebrews 6:15. He had the patience and the wisdom in my opinion to know that by waiting upon God, he would receive the promises God made to him.

But, I my friends, am not a patient person. I am a planner. Planners need to know now what awaits them. There are lists to be made, research to be done, preparations to be completed. Yet God wants the planners to know, that He has the ultimate list, He has done the research, and He has made the preparations, all of them. Why can't we just let Him handle it?

God has an opinion on my to do list:
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails." Proverbs 19:21.

So, while Gustav is causing people to get cash out of the ATM, gas in their cars, and as much bread and water as they can buy from the brand new Publix, it is causing me to learn yet again, the importance of patience. Patience in knowing that God has a plan and a timing that is perfect, no matter how much I desire to just know where we are going and what hubby will be flying. The good news is God has already gone to the next place and prepared so I don't have to: He has our house, our friends, our church, our lives all ready for us to move into...when the time is right.

Here is to learning patience...

Until next time,

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