I’ve always believed my life has a distinct calling. As early as grade school, I wondered what great chapter God had written for me. I grew up hearing stories about God sparing my life from a congenital heart defect, and I instinctively assumed my living had purpose. And perhaps one of my greatest waits has been hoping for that purpose to unfold.
Instead, my days have been common.
And yes, I still pray God’s Spirit radically consume me so fully that I serve with the love of Mother Teresa, or preach with the passion of Paul, or follow God with the blind faith of Abraham. But I am also at peace knowing God’s fingerprints are all over the makings of my miraculous and ordinary life.
So yes, I wait for God to act. My waiting shows I haven’t given up hope. He isn’t finished changing me.
But my waiting is not passive. No Christian’s wait is passive.
Until I know everything there is to learn about the Bible,
until I’ve experienced a thousand different ways to worship,
until I’ve mastered prayer without ceasing,
until I’ve given so much it should have hurt but instead caused me to laugh with joy…
until then, how can I be mad God doesn’t give me more when I don’t fully partake in the resources He already provided?
No matter what you’re waiting for, God has gifted you with a great pause to prepare for what’s next. Don’t only wait for supernatural intervention. Also take advantage of the miracles He’s already given us! In the pain, in the suffering, between the ticks of the clock,
open your Holy Bible.
Pray. Give. Serve. Be filled.
This time is meant to transform you. Open yourself to being changed by Him. He’s already provided everything you need.
Let Him redeem these aching days by making them the season you became increasingly like Jesus.
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Today was Day 23 of
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