I think sometimes it can be difficult to wait. Granted I am so in love with my job and God and am grateful for all of that but other times you can focus on what other people are being gifted with and wonder when it will be your turn. I had this feeling the other day regarding my singleness. I haven’t decided if this particular situation is worth blogging about but long story short I was made aware of someone’s unwarranted motives and advances. I don’t consider myself naive but I definitely didn’t see this situation coming and it left me feeling, honestly, gross. And disappointed. Like, why is it always the strange ones? Why is it never someone who has pure motives and a good heart instead of the “wolves in sheep’s clothing” types?
I like this photo because it reminds us all that we have been gifted through Christ. God has gifted us with salvation, God has gifted us with our lives and talents, God has gifted us with our dreams, and unfortunately we want to be children on Christmas morning ripping open package after package and seeing everything at once and that’s not really how God’s timing works.
Colossians 2:6-7 MSG:
My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.
Psalm 42: 11 MSG:
Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul?
Why are you crying the blues?
Fix my eyes on God—
soon I’ll be praising again.
He puts a smile on my face.
He’s my God.
Photo Credit: Found on teacherspayteachers.com