James and I had just pulled into our driveway and right as James was getting out of the car I asked him a question. He sat back in his seat and closed the door listening intently as I shared what’s been on my heart.
James and I have been waiting on the Lord for a dream. We’ve been taking steps towards what we’re waiting for, and doing some parts of it, but not fully walking in this dream. There has been a lot of doors closing, but every time we would consider the idea that maybe we heard wrong, God would send someone who we don’t even know to speak specific words to us. Words that only God could give them to encourage us that we heard correctly.
The truth is, I was feeling tired. Tired of waiting, tired of feeling hopeful to only be let down, tired of feeling like I’m going through the motions while I have this deep longing desire in my heart to fulfill.
James reminded me of something so simple but at that moment was equally profound. He said that if we’re truly waiting on the Lord then we shouldn’t feel tired. We should be trusting God so much that we don’t even give it a second thought.
Matthew 6:34 says, “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
The days of your life are so special. You can spend them being frustrated with your current job, house, or city. You can spend them being sad because you’re not where you thought you would be or want to be. You can spend them angry because you feel like you’re wasting your days doing something you don’t want to be doing.
Can I gently remind you of something? You have one life and because of that, time is valuable. The way you spend it means everything.
If you’re frustrated with your current job, house, or city- walk into work tomorrow knowing this is exactly where God wants you to be and you have His favor. Know that when the time comes to move on to a new job, He will open and close the doors so in the meantime, have joy in being in His will. Rest in a heart of thankfulness for your home. While you may crave a new home for various reasons, spend time praying through your home and watch your heart turn from frustration to gratefulness. When your heart longs to live in a different city than you currently are- remember you may only be in this city for a short period of time. Spend those days loving the people and building the relationships because at the end of the day- people are the heart of your city and they matter.
Waiting doesn’t have to be hard or tiring. Waiting can simply mean to just wait. You can choose to take the days the Lord has given you and enjoy them. You can choose to work hard, love parts of your current situation, and find peace in knowing that nothing is impossible with Christ. Stop living for the weekend while you wait to see Christ’s promises in your life fulfilled.
Genesis says that light was created to mark sacred times- the days and the years. These are sacred times you’re given, so don’t waste them complaining or being tired. Don’t choose to spend your day going through the motions while you wait on God. Take each day with a grateful heart and full of joy, doing whatever He calls you to do and allow Christ to move in your life on His timeline.
Today ask yourself this question: How are you spending your sacred time? Then, ask God to show you ways to make adjustments so you can spend your time wisely while you wait patiently on the Lord.
Genesis 1:14 says, “God said, “let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days, and years.”