I find it to be pretty ironic that my last post was all about not waiting for tomorrow and this one is all about learning to be patient and waiting. A few posts back I talked about this restlessness and lack of peace I was experiencing. It wasn't that God had suddenly stopped being my peace, it was that I stopped receiving it.
As a social worker, I work a lot with clients to help them live in the moment and work toward a life without anxiety. Often this is difficult because I know that no amount of my clinical knowledge can truly "heal" them....only our Lord, Jesus Christ can.
Where does it come from?
I think one of the ways is by trying to live in the future. Don't get my wrong, there is a difference between living in the future and being mindful of the future. It is important to plan. Even Jesus said: For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’?-Luke 14:28-30.
In the last 3 weeks, God has been placing visions and dreams in my life that I know are from Him. Dreams that I am not ready to reveal on this blog but am confident that as long as I follow His leading, they will happen. Did you read what I just said though? As long as I follow HIS leading. I can be very impatient and when I am blessed with the opportunity to see an exciting vision that God can be honored and glorified in. I just want to go for it right away and make it happen! Hmm...who is leading now? I think I just shoved my way to the driver's seat and with that began living in the future of what these visions could produce. This formula equals....Anxiety. So, how do I know that this dream is really from God?
I find that we overcomplicate the Will of God. Mathew 6:33 is where I turn when I am unsure about a decision:
"But seek first HIS kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
So I ask myself three questions.
1) Am I seeking First God's Kingdom?
2) Will it bring God glory?
3) Is it righteous?
If yes, then I do something and let God re-direct if needed. SO when it came to this vision I am wanting to pursue
To Be Continued...
I Would love to hear from YOU!
Have you ever had a time in your life when you knew God was calling you to something but it wasn't quite time yet?
Like David knowing he would be king but waiting nearly 40 years? Or Joseph, knowing he would be a ruler but having to wait 10+ years? I would love to hear your stories! :)
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