I woke up this morning with a sense of urgency, a sense of urgency to make a steaming pot of coffee. I just got a new french press. I couldn’t wait to taste the difference in my morning brew.
I felt driven to do it.
We all have it.
At some time or another.
Generally when we want something.
The more driven you are, the more successful you tend to be towards getting it.
Look at Nike. Just do it.
No high performance athletic mogul would get where they are today with the slogan, Just sit and ponder it.
Being at the right place at the right time with your A game.
That’s how our world operates.
But it’s not how God’s world operates.
It’s totally contrary.
He says be still and know I am God.
You can’t rush God’s timing. It’s perfect.
I know for myself, I oftentimes see a vision for my life and head full steam ahead down the path. Only to find out it’s the wrong path. No open doors. No pot of gold. I look back and realize it was MY path I was chasing, not God’s for me.
When I start my day by sitting back and enjoying that cup of coffee and being ever so still and meeting God in prayer, I am so much more blessed by the outcome.
The hardest part is being patient and waiting. I want instant answers. Instant direction. We are a society of instant gratification. I have a sense of urgency.
God’s timing is often very slow compared to ours. Sometimes no answer IS our answer. He has no need for a sense of urgency. He’s got it all under control. He knows the outcome. He teaches us. Our own responsiveness often dictates the rate God moves in our lives. We grow through our successes and our failures. Probably more through our failures. For then, and only then, do we realize our need for God. His everlasting presence. It’s a process.
Look at Moses. Look where his self will got him. 40 years in the desert and no sight of the promised land.
I want the promised land! I want to know how to live in both worlds.
So how do we combine the two worlds?
Jesus came to our world as one of us. He brought us His divine power through His Holy Spirit in our lives that we are to combine with our own human effort to be all that we can be.
Let’s all slow down a bit, and listen to Him. In His timing That’s the only thing we need to be urgent about.
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40 31
2 Peter 3:8 – But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Love and laughter,