Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Are we there yet?

Does this sound like something that comes out of your children's mouth every two minutes as soon as you pull out of your driveway?

We all know that most children don't have much patience. They want everything now. Not in hours or days or weeks.

Funny enough, we when take a closer look, we find that many of us adults are very much like our children in that sense. Regardless of what turns (including U-turns) we've decided to make in our lives, we want to make sure we're going to get where we're headed, and we want to get there as soon as possible. We need assurance that our plan is going to work, that we're on the right track, and we want to see definite results immediately.

Well, God's timing and ours is often two very different things. But if we're busy doing God's will, then we can have peace simply by knowing that He's with us directing our path.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

All of us can stop worrying, looking for immediate results, wanting to get there now. All we need is to seek our Lord Jesus Christ, trust in Him, believe in His infinite wisdom and power, and know that He will take us where we need to be.

He has the controls, after all. We just like to think we do. :)


16 comments:

Gretchen said...

Amen.

Tea Time With Melody said...

Thank you for the post today. It was needed. Gods timing is everything isn't? I don't always get what I want when I want it but as a child of God, he know what is best for me. Today I am thankful that the "Family" stays intact.

Tori said...

Amen, great post. Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm glad you did, now I found you!

Amber G. said...

Thank you for your email and for todays post. I needed to be reminded of exactly this today.
God is in control.
As I witnessed my best friends baby be born yesterday, all the memories of 4 short months ago flooded my mind and heart.
He knows what He is doing. He knows why He allows some things, and not others.
Your blog is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your heart with others.
Blessings

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Hi Melody - thanks for stopping by and saying "hi." We have much in common and I love tea parties as well.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Melody,
I have been very busy the last couple of weeks but plan to post later this week. Thanks for your sweet note. I still drop by pretty much daily to see your blog, just have to peek and run though!
Valerie

Patty H. said...

great post.
I to often "leanto my own understanding" and really mess things up. Thankful that He directs my path.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your tea room. Added you to my "list"
Blessings

Kathi said...

Great post. I love that verse. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words.

Kathi

Diane@Diane's Place said...

No matter the will and the ways of men, In GOD I Trust.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

Hugs,

Diane

Kristine B. said...

Hi Melody...thanks for dropping by. Your writings are beautifully put. :) Thanks for this devotional today. HUGS,
xxKRistine

Pooch said...

Your post is so timely for me. My pastor recently taught about trust being the antidote for greed during this challenging economic time. Prov3:5-6 complemented that message.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Come back soon!
:)

Gathered Chick said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Voice of Melody! Your blog is beautiful and I love what you've shared. I especially love the verse in Isaiah from where you got your blog name. Very neat!

~Heidi at Gathered Chick

jennyhope said...

what a good word for me tonight for so many reasons.

Becky said...

Hi Melody. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

I had to laugh when I read your post. I have often watched my children-and now the grandsons-and seen parallels between my behavior and theirs. Good thing our Father is patient. You sent me off to work with a smile on my face. Thanks.

RoyalTLady said...

Care to have tea with me?

I could prepare and brew it for you while waiting for the teapot to say " Tip me up and pour me out!"

Angela said...

"All of us can stop worrying, looking for immediate results, wanting to get there now. All we need is to seek our Lord Jesus Christ, trust in Him, believe in His infinite wisdom and power, and know that He will take us where we need to be."

I have a Monday night Bible study at my house and we are working on Fasting from Foreboding Thoughts. Your right, ALL of us CAN stop worrying. At the moment my husband has been out of work for almost two months now, no medical coverage and dealing with all this implies. Like you said, all we need is to seek Jesus, trust in Him, believe in His infinite wisdom and power, and know that He will take us where we need to be."
He has allowed us to be at this place right now. I truly believe it's not to harm up but to save us (Genesis 50:20. He's bringing my family and I into a deeper intimacy with Him, and through this difficult time, we are witnessing His power and His glory in a greater way. His lavish love and provisions are show each and every day! As long as my eyes are on Him, I see this..get them off of Him, and I'm screaming,,'ARE WE THERE YET?" So, I will keep my eyes on Him!~