Are We There Yet?

We all know those words… Are we there yet?!?!? And with healing, outside of a miracle, it takes time…

Noah: 100 years to build a boat

Abraham: Isaac came when he was around 100 years old

Paul: 3 years before he launched full-time into being an apostle

Me: 5 years into healing from a messy mental meltdown and I’m still not done!

God’s timing is always perfect… Never early, never late…

Remember the star with Jesus birth? The 3 wise men had been waiting for years to see that star… And they weren’t even Jewish!

The story of the Israelites leaving Egypt to claim the promised land is well known… They doubted God so the consequence was marching around in a dessert for 40 years until the adult generation dies and the next generation was ready and willing…

But… When they did cross over it wasn’t a quick run through every place… In fact God said:

Exodus 23:29–30 (NLT): But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals would multiply and threaten you. I will drive them out a little at a time until your population has increased enough to take possession of the land

Sometimes God wants to take the scenic route… make sure that everything is in order… Not rush to get where we are going… And, at times, we get impatient and try to go on our own… And you know how that turns out!

When I look back over the 5 years I can see God bringing me along at a good and doable pace… From where I was to where I am… I wasn’t ready before now! God made sure that when something was cleared out… Something was ready to move in… And if I decided to evict something on my own… Ahhh… Yah…

Having a goal with God is Biblical…

Hebrews 12:1 (NLT): Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us

So are we there yet? I know I’m growing in my faith… I’m changing as a person to hopefully shine God’s light and show others that live with God is good, great, wonderful…

And sometimes frustrating…

But most importantly the real question should be

Are we still following God?

2 Comments

  1. God bless you.

    • sryall

      Thank you…

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