Wednesday, September 28

A Time for Everything

I like to be in control of things.  I like things to be nice and neat.  I don't deal well with messes.  I like things to be tied up in pretty packages.  I hate conflict and unresolved issues.   I want to fix things...and as quickly as possible.   I don't like waiting...  I slowly realizing now that God is teaching me to let go of control.  God is teaching me reliance on him.  God is teaching me patience.  God is teaching me that this is part of His plan, not just the way to get to His plan...but a part of it.
Oh...the days are so long, and yet His mercy is new every morning.
As I cry out to God in this long, uncontrollable messy unresolved conflict of my life...I realize that this is part of my journey.  The mess.  God is not delivering me out of this season for a specific time so that I will grow to be more in His likeness.  I have to wrestle with hopelessness and overwhelming sadness, but God is there through it all.  There truly is a time for everything.  This is my time to do the unpleasant things...and I need to be okay with that and stop rushing God to clean it all up now and move on to the next season.

A Time for Everything
 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
 a time to be born, and a time to die;a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;  a time to kill, and a time to heal;a time to break down, and a time to build up;  a time to weep, and a time to laugh;a time to mourn, and a time to dance;  a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;  a time to seek, and a time to lose;a time to keep, and a time to cast away;  a time to tear, and a time to sew;a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;  a time to love, and a time to hate;a time for war, and a time for peace.~Ecclesiastes 3

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