What do we do when life is not what we want it to be? How do we handle waiting?
Our cats, Gracie and Glory are obsessed with playing in our hallway. Whether it’s fetching mouse toys or stampeding/chasing each other up and down the floor, there’s something to be learned from these felines.
I’ve often heard the definition of patience is having a good attitude while you wait. Thrilling.
So, that’s the challenge, the test, the life lesson, huh? Patience?
“In your patience possess ye your souls.”
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope:”
Thanks, God. Sounds like fun. Nevertheless, patience is a part of life.
“But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.”
We can embrace it or fight it; it’s our choice. Yay. And we can apply what God says about navigating our lives TO our lives.
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”
Yes, we can, while we’re waiting, choose to seek, praise and thank God.
We WILL have hallways in life. That doesn’t make us worthless failures. It makes us human beings, living this process called life. Celebrate yours in whatever hallway you’re in. The hallway is not the end of the story. God, and His plan, rather, IS!!!
“…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Copyright © 2015 by Sheryle Cruse