When you plant a seed in the earth it takes time to grow. There is nothing you can do to make it grow faster once it's planted in the ground. You can water it and make sure it gets adequate sunlight so that it doesn't die, but you can't speed up the growing process. You just have to be patient. If you want to eat corn on the cob tonight for supper and you plant a seed this morning, I guarantee you will not be eating corn on the cob at suppertime, no matter how much you will it to happen. You can yell at the ground, poke at it, do a "growing dance," chant magic words, beg and plead, but you still will not be eating corn on the cob on your schedule. It will be weeks later when the plant has developed and grown into what it is supposed to be. My job is simply to water the plant and make sure it has adequate Sonlight and wait. God takes care of the rest.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Lately I have been getting very restless. God has whispered a promise to my heart of something that He is going to do in my life and has confirmed that through other people whom He has whispered to as well. So now I am waiting for that thing to happen. Waiting... It is so hard to wait once I have gotten a promise from GOD! But I know that once it comes to pass it will be better than I can imagine. I keep wanting to force it and I have to keep reminding myself it is not going to happen on my time or in my way. It's all God!! I have absolutely no control over it at all whatsoever. None, NADA! I keep thinking of Abraham and Sarah waiting for the child that was promised to them. I can't imagine how it must feel to a woman who has never had a child to have to wait for a baby that had been promised to her by God! The thoughts of that sweet child must have consumed her horribly. Day in and day out she must have dreamed and daydreamed about holding that baby in her arms until she thought she would go crazy. No wonder she tried to rush God and figure out a way to make it happen in her own way. It must have seemed impossible for Sarah to have a baby at her age and her history reinforced this belief because her womb had never produced a child in all of her years. But her way was not God's way. Even though she got impatient and tried to rush God's plan a little, God was still faithful and came through on His promise.