I think I’m writing this blog for myself today. I have found myself wanting all of the answers and the timeline and the DETAILS to the journey that God is currently taking us on. I’m trying to figure it all out, as if I can take the pieces of the puzzle and complete the picture without the box or all of the parts I need. I just want a little glimpse at the end result so that I can relax and enjoy the ride.
But, as always, life is just simply not that way! It is in the uncertainty that we grow in our faith. If we can work out all of the facts and figures in a self-pleasing light, then the goal probably wasn’t from God in the first place. God delights in the process! He teaches us trust, patience, and perseverance in the times when we can’t see the final product.
The problem is that those times of uncertainty also bring to the surface our weaknesses. We are once again reminded of our negative attitudes, our lack of patience, and our frustrations – both with our brothers and sisters, but also with Christ. It just isn’t fun to look in the mirror and see the reality of it all sometimes.
With that being said, we can rest in the fact that God is not surprised with our faults and every challenge is a blessing of opportunity to iron out yet another rough edge. I just wish God’s sandpaper wasn’t so rough sometimes!
We are praying for North Creek Church this week! If you are in the same boat as I am and find yourself wanting the answers NOW, hang in there! God is working on all of our behalf’s and He is for us, not against us!