Friday, January 15, 2016

The Time is Now

The time has finally come...
and we are ready

to move from one place
to the next

as we've been

talking about this
planning for this
praying for this

for what seems like years now

Even the day our furniture was scheduled to arrive

we waited
and waited

wondering...

where are they?
what is taking so long?
what is the holdup?

until I finally decided to go outside and look


and once outside

I heard
I saw
I clearly understood

that

His delay is not His denial

because the delivery truck had already arrived

The holdup?

The workers were trying to figure out how to unload the stuff (because
their truck was too large to turn onto the side street where we are located)

so they stopped traffic
asked the neighbors to move their cars and
slowly inched along the side of our building

to unload the 200 boxes containing our stuff

And as I watched
I realized that sometimes

sometimes

we are waiting on something from God

a prayer
a petition
a plan

and we are left waiting...

(not because He's slow or unwilling)

but because

the desire
the plan
the destiny

He has in mind for us is too big
for the little side street where we reside

so He has to

stop traffic
move things around
slowly inch along

to ensure that He doesn't tear up our street
while delivering our goods!

So even when it takes longer than five minutes, please know that...

His delay is not His denial

He is simply

prepping us
preparing us

because He cares for us

and the time is now!

3 comments:

  1. OH my goodness! This is a wonderful post and absolutely the reminder I needed to hear shouted this morning! I loved every. single. word.!! Your FMF neighbor.

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  2. Love this imagery. Visiting from FMF where I'm in the #11 spot this week.

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  3. Looking back over this at the end of 2016 and realizing just how true this proved to be... "You are amazing, God!"

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