“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” John 10:10
Patience is a difficult concept. We know good things come to those who wait. Yet we live in a world that demands things instantly.
Despite my own efforts, I don’t feel like I haven’t found my ultimate calling. My efforts aren’t growing as fast as I would like and I get discouraged. My doubts seem to be what grow instead and I wonder, where is my breakthrough? Where are you God? One Friday evening, I was driving to pick up my daughter at a birthday party. This drive would change my life forever.
I was approaching a very busy intersection and I had the green light. My phone was mounted its holder near the dashboard. I glanced down because I heard a notification. This glance was no more than 2 seconds. All of a sudden I felt my car slam on its brakes. I looked up to see bright lights and a car moving across the front of my car. They went so fast through the intersection that my car shook. That driver went through on a solid red light.
There was no collision. I drove out of the intersection and slowed down to about 20 miles below the speed limit. If my car was any father into the intersection or if I was in a different lane, I would have died. As I realized what had happened, I shook and cried. My life was saved.
I said, “Father God, I will never ever doubt that you have a plan for my life, because you saved me.” My car does not have automatic braking, I didn’t brake when I saw the car. God slowed my car down.
Many of us believers have a bad habit of wanting to know the exact plan God has for our lives. We want to plan out every aspect of our lives. There are reasons God hasn’t revealed every detail. We have to grow, mature finish things and be content exactly where we are at.
There is a saying, “Bloom where you are planted.” Wherever I am, I will do our best and for God’s glory, even though it may not be my true calling. I will be thankful for everyday I wake up.
Lesson Learned: Be thankful for everyday we wake up and lovingly await God to reveal His purpose for us.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for everyday you have promised me. Give me peace and endurance during those times of waiting. I wait in great expectation for all you have promised me. Let there be a hedge of protection around myself and my loved ones. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!”