Wow. I have been sitting on this post title for a week or two now. Basically I want my titles to be catchy and accurate of course, but the nerd in me insists that they also be references to books or songs or movies. This title comes from one of my favorite TV shows, How I Met Your Mother. Now lets not go into that terrible finale (insert tantrum here), my reference here has more to do with Ted and how he is constantly waiting for the rest of his life to show up. Oh man can I relate to that.
First I should say that from any point of view my life is blessed. I know this in my head, and I feel it in my heart most of the time. That said are we really ever satisfied? Not if we are looking for satisfaction in the wrong things. My biggest struggle when it comes to God and his timing is all about children. I’m not going to go into detail, but the main thing that hits me is impatience for that experience. Sometimes I feel guilty for wanting more from God. I mean he has given me so much here on Earth, not to mention my salvation. Yet here I am waiting for more.
It is understandable to have dreams, and wishes for the future. What I worry about is overlooking what’s right in front of me because I’m watching for the next thing. Right now I am blessed to have so many things, and I have to work hard sometimes to give them the attention they deserve.
This is strictly about one thing. I want so many things out of life. I think we can all come up with a list of things we are waiting on, things God has not shown us yet. I stumbled across this verse on a photo on Pinterest and found it to be exactly what I need to focus. In John 13 Jesus is washing the disciples feet, but Simon Peter doesn’t understand why. Jesus said, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” (John 13:7)
There is the kicker. Do you trust God? Does he love you? Then we should trust he is in control of our lives. Whether we get what we want or not, later we will understand. What is God waiting to show you? What has he already blessed you with?