This Whole Waiting "Story" Thing




I'm not complaining. Nope. 

Because God is sovereign and has ideas and plans beyond what we can see. 
 But sometimes it's hard to watch others get picked first. 
 Sometimes it's hard to watch others be given things without a fight. 
 Sometimes it's hard to watch brothers and sisters be given the desires of their heart right when they ask for it or when they realize it.

  But you know what? 

 As much as I love hearing every single story I've heard so far,
 my favorites are the ones where people wait on God and believe in His goodness and struggle through the toils of the waiting room and wrestle with God through the hard questions.  
We need stories like that too.
 And when I asked God for that kind of story, I knew I'd hate myself later for it. 
 And now that its later and now that I'm feeling it,
 I won't hate myself for asking for this.  I'm making the kind of history with Jesus that'll make a freaking awesome story to share when people want to know what kind of Father God really is.  
And this whole knowing God thing is the best part of all.
  Because in the long run, people aren't listening for how God gave us what we wanted... 

They're listening to hear of the reality that it is in fact possible to live life and be more passionately alive and in love with Someone than ever before. I mean after all -- isn't that what WE'RE listening for? 
It's about bringing glory to God by living true life abundantly through Christ.  And if it takes 30 years of waiting and preparation and trusting for 3 years of precise, kick-ass ministry, I'm all in, Lord.  I wonder if there's room on this contract to put my name down yet again....
 

1 comment:

  1. I freaking love you!!! We can be in the waiting room together, perhaps that is where the kick-ass ministry begins.

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