Thursday, June 14, 2012

Just Wait

Holding God's faithfulness~ Spring of 2009

A tiny voice yelled inside the house yesterday....

"Mama, hurry!"

"The turtle had a baby! There is an egg!"

My sweet girl was beside herself with excitement and reached down and touched the egg and wanted to hold it.

"Oh don't touch it baby!"

"You can't touch it."

"Why Mama?"

"Because honey. God is trying to do something. If you touch it.....
You could mess the whole thing up."

And right there in the frame of those simple words was the wisdom I needed for my own life.

I'm not sure if I can count the times I've touched what God was trying to do in my life and most likely messed the whole thing up.

I've given up too soon.

I've settled.

I've shut it down.

Stepped on it.

Pushed it aside.

Been angry about it.

Been careless with it.

Dismissed it as nothing.

I've sat on giftings and talent and ideas.

Convinced it was never going to happen.

When I wanted it to happen. How I wanted it to happen.

I've messed up and fallen short and touched what the Master was creating without
allowing Him to complete His purpose many times.

Sometimes out of exhaustion and frustration.

Sometimes out of a lack of patience and disappointment.

But if we will just wait.

If we can just wait on the Lord. 

There are things stored up that are about to be released.

There is a divine timing for your life and only One who orchestrates it all.

There are beautiful things with your name and your name alone labeled across them.

There are ideas that will change lives that are set aside for you and you alone.

There are books and songs and stories and teachings and business ideas that will help, heal, teach and deliver a multitude of God's people- all with your name on it.

There is a calling, a ministry, a job opportunity, an open door that is yours and yours alone.

There is a healing that belongs to you. For your broken heart, your broken body or broken faith.

There are authentic friendships of Godly men and women~ pillars of faith~ ordained for your life.

There is a spouse who is a strong tower of love and hope and faith and comfort and who was made to walk perfectly with you.

There is a restoration coming upon your family, your marriage and your relationships.

There is a home for you that only God could make available.

There are two pink lines, and nine glorious months and a newborn tucked inside your arms that have ached for years.

There are adoption papers signed, sealed and delivered and a beautiful baby who will call you mama and know you as a living, breathing example of the love of Jesus Christ here on earth.

The Father is at work.

If we can just know this truth in the innermost places of our heart.

He has not forgotten you.

If we would remember not to touch what God is trying to do.

Not to get in His way.

Not to give up. Not to shrink back.

Not to allow the sting of despair to fill our heart and mind and spirit.

If we could just keep our hands still and our hearts focused on Him.

On His faithfulness. His truth. His word.

If we could trade our hopelessness for His promises....


Everything is going to change for the better.

And there will be a testimony of a life transformed and the faithfulness of a Father who loves you with an everlasting love.....


Kerri said...

This is so beautiful..I really am speechless! I am thankful for YOU! I absorbed each and every word as I read this. I was dissappointed that I couldn't be at the Pearls and Grace event this year, but I will "Just Wait" because I know I will be there next time!

Julie Gaglione said...

What you write about is so true, Sibi, I am living it today and reaping the reward. God always wants what is best for me, and only He knows what that looks like...

Julie Gaglione said...

What you write about is so true, Sibi, I am living it today and reaping the reward. God always wants what is best for me, and only He knows what that looks like...

3 Peanuts said...

How do you do this Sibi? How do you have so much wisdom and communicate it so eloquently? Well, actually I know the answers to that... the Lord uses you in such a special way to teach us. Thank you. Love this.

Ashley said...

Such beautiful words and this really hit home with me today. Thank you!

lizziefitz said...

You have a way! You listen when you should listen and speak when you should speak . You have a big gift of knowing God's timing better than anyone I "know" . Gratitude hugs!!!!

Calamity J said...

Oh how I deeply needed to hear this today. A love note from God to me, I am certain. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me today!

Shakin' the Foundation said...

This spoke straight to my heart this morning! God is always right on time with his encouragement!! Thank you for sharing :)


SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Thank you so much for this encouragement. How often do I hear my Father say, "Wait," and yet I struggle on under my own power. So glad He is patient and gracious, as I continue to learn the power of "wait."

Love Being A Nonny said...

These words can only be spoken by one who is living this...or HAS lived it. I stand in awe of you...a woman who hears the words of a Father and shares them with us. Now, dagum it, if I could just leave things alone.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

This is exactly what I needed to read today. Truly...exactly.

Thank you.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Amen sweet friend - what a beautiful post and completely applicable to me! I love your heart and your passion for the Lord, your family and spreading Truth in Love. HUGS!! xoxoxo

RachelRAdams said...

Sibi ~ precious words my friend. Thank you for sharing what is on your heart... It is in the waiting amazing, priceless gifts are given. It is in the waiting God has taught me some of my most treasured lessons. The season of waiting, while tough at times, is so worth the time. Enjoy your start to summer with your little ones!!!

southern-newlywed said...

Thank you for posting! These words really hit home and touched my heart. My husband and are stepping into the unknown and it is so scary.

LLH Designs said...

Thank you for these words today, sweet Sibi. My heart needed strengthening! Can't wait to meet you!


Ruth said...

Beautiful and inspiring. I, too, find myself touching what God is doing and ruining it. Jumping in before He was allowed to complete His purpose.
I want to wait for His perfect timing and His perfect plan. I want to trade my helplessness for His hopefulness.
Thank you for an amazing post.