Wait upon the Lord (Is 40:31)
Is not a call to do nothing …
…but rather His cue to keep going – keep working – keep doing – TRUST even though it seems like you’re going in circles
You know those circles … they’re like Lionel train tracks laid out on the living room floor… it goes in circles; albeit oblong, round or free-form, nevertheless, it goes round and round and round without getting anywhere.
Circles; adorable for a Lionel train, not so much so for the rest of us. There is a ‘rest of the story’ however, and that is … ‘in His time’ and ‘in His way’ progress will be made. These wonderful truths brought joy and a smile; sweet residuals of a personal breakthrough that was long in coming …
Struggling within the relentless, wearying, maze of seemingly ‘nowheres-ville’ ~ God worketh. In His good and perfect time He sends the person, persons, object or circumstance that unveils that which you need to move forward … Ahh, yes! The blessed intervenors; straight pieces of track, if you will, track to break out from the circular pattern; Woo hoo! Got the piece that moves me forward – yes, but …
… Indeed, He delivers the missing piece, the information or help that is needed, but forward motion isn’t achieved until I, myself, do the work of activating that which He has graciously given. It is my battle and it is my energy that must be spent to accomplish the task.
Surprising to me, it took several more hours, and hurtles, stretched across three more days before it all came to pass. It had been a very long time in coming; months. It had been draining, and I was exhausted, but excited. Emotionally, the aftermath ranged from super-charged to surreal, and somewhere in the grateful mellowness of the realization of it all were thoughts of the sum of undetected little victories at the small whistle stops along that track that was going “nowhere.”
If you’re on the right track and you find yourself in circles … keep going – keep working – keep doing – TRUST even though it seems like you’re not making progress. God is there with you building knowledge, understanding, character and the qualities needed for what lies ahead. In His time and in His way He WILL deliver the help you need…and then He’ll help you activate it. He’s never late. “…keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.” I Pt 4:19
It is energizing to be in a clearing, to see an open door and to know here is the next step … but the reality is there will be other battles. Battles never end, they just change. No worries, just …
“Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the [task] of the Lord is finished correctly. (I Chron 28:20)
Blessings for your day ~
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson