Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Thing About Waiting On The Lord...

What if... What if?... What if waiting on the Lord is not some grand display of patient anticipation of a greater future, but a walk. Just a walk... With God, where we are willing to go at His pace... Stopping to admire, smell, or wonder at the things He created... A walk where He gently pulls us by the hand to lead us where He wants to go..., a walk where we are willing to go slow in order to enjoy and delight in the things that He enjoys and delights in... not a walk where we are bruised from clearing the path ourselves because we are so certain and in a hurry... Not a walk where we begrudgingly beckon Him to keep up!... and not a walk where we are too many paces ahead to even look back to see Him picking a dandelion, blowing the pedals, and marveling at the way they float through the air before He changes directions, without our hand to hold, and we miss it...

Monday, May 19, 2014

The thing about failure...

Most of us never try because we are convinced that we will fail. This was my belief when I started my journey, but I put it aside because the Lord had taken charge. Somewhere along the way, I became convinced that I couldn't fail, which is just as dangerous. When the normal human mistakes began popping up, I almost lost my mind. "How could this be? What does this mean? Everything is ruined!" Then I became obsessed with my mistakes, turning them into some DaVinci code like puzzle that would give me some secret answers to life. WRONG!! Reality: I'm a human with the natural instinct to sin, and mistakes happen (I wouldn't need a Savior if this wasn't true). Just like there is no secret to eating healthy, and being fit, there is no secret message hidden in my mistakes. Cheers to letting go, and moving forward!