Recently, I decided to start growing my own indoor herb garden. I cook so often that I figured it would be more convenient and more cost effective to have the herbs at my finger tips.
What I DIDN’T know is that it is a long…slow…process.
Each herb takes a different amount of time to germinate (sprout)…and it can be 3 or 4 weeks until some of them sprout at all. Then, you still have to wait a few more weeks for the herbs to grow enough to be able to use them.
I have realized that most of the things in life that I care about take a lot of work, and a lot of patience. My dreams, my career, all of it. Sometimes I just get frustrated in the waiting process. Anyone else with me? Some people are impatient waiting for the stage of life when they can be married…as they watch all of their friends get married around them. Others, maybe, want a child so badly…but it just isn’t happening. The timing is just off. But why do we worry about when all of these things happen? How does that express our faith in God?
God’s timing is not our timing (He keeps reminding me of that). But He has a plan for our lives. For me, for you, for everybody.
I love 2 Peter 3:9, because it says that God is not slow to fulfill His promises to you, but he is patient toward you.
If you are a mother, think about how you take care of your children. You are probably so careful with them…making sure that they are taken care of. Also, if your children want to move out of the house at 13 years old, you probably know that they are nowhere near ready for that.
God isn’t ignoring your prayers. He isn’t too busy to hear you. But God loves us SO much that He wants to guide us and work on our hearts BEFORE sending us out into this crazy world. His plans for you are incredible…but He is preparing you for them in this waiting process.
The reason I still live in LA, and the reason for my silly herb garden, are because I know that these things are worth the wait. When you are feeling impatient, remember this:
1-God has a plan for your life.
2-If you want something badly enough, it is worth the wait.
3-There is no expiration date on your dreams.
So, whatever you’re waiting for today, have peace and know that it will happen when it is meant to. But find joy and peace in the waiting process…and don’t wish your life away. Enjoy each day, each moment, each step…and enjoy the ride 🙂