July 30, 2012
Have you ever thought about how wonderful it would be if your destiny just dropped out of the sky and into your lap . . . today? Especially if you have seen a glimpse of what the future holds, it can be so easy to want to be living in that time now. Rather than appreciating every part of your life as a God-given season of preparation, you can grow impatient and dissatisfied, especially when that particular season feels mundane, difficult, frustrating, or everlasting. I want to encourage you to embrace every single season—school, singlehood, career, marriage, motherhood, even those that involve toilet brushes—because it is a gift from God. It is part of the journey. When we grasp this thought, it will not only enable us to see the opportunities for learning and growth in this season, but also help us to embrace the exciting things that are going on right now. It is often in the desert of anonymity and obscurity that God molds and shapes our characters, making us ready on the inside for all He has for us. Unfortunately it’s also during these times of waiting and preparation that we are most vulnerable to growing weary and giving up on what God is calling us to do. The enemy tries to convince us that our dreams for extraordinary living are not worth the wait, too difficult, or even impossible to achieve. Don’t allow yourself to get lost in the seasons of life, or to devalue today—God is using it to prepare you for your tomorrow. He has a great future in store for you!