Holding God's faithfulness~ Spring of 2009
A tiny voice yelled inside the house yesterday....
"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."
"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 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.....