Daily Delight

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I've always been told, in my years of cross country training and in life, that the journey is more important than the destination. I get caught up in the "end" things I want to happen, like future relationships or running a PR, as if when I reach them I will be finally content.
I find myself constantly trying to run into mountains that aren't yet leveled out by God.
I'm learning that when we live our lives always wanting the next thing to happen now, we miss out on what is right in front of us. We miss out on seasons of life that are important. When I focus on what I am missing or things I don't have figured out, I cause myself to worry and not enjoy what God has for me now. 
We need to have patience and know that everything happens in God's timing. When I am not patient I do not trust God, and I end up running into mountains that God has not prepared me for yet. 
Isaiah 45:2 says, "I myself will go before you, and I will level the mountains. I will shatter bronze doors; I will cut through iron bars"
God is in the waiting. He is in the journey. It brings joy to my heart to know that he is "leveling the mountains" for me before I move into the next season of life. But if I am not patient, then I might run into the mountains before God has them ready for me to pass through.
This reminder is what allows me to see the beauty in patience. We do not wait for no reason. I love the quote by C.S. Lewis that says, "I am sure that God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait." God makes us wait to grow our patience and to allow us to be more thankful for the blessings he has already poured out on us.
Life is easier and so much sweeter when we wait on the Lord and allow him to make the mountains level for us.
{Words: @lanapaiges}

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