Neither Confirming Nor Denying

"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law." (Galatians 5:16-18, emphasis mine)

Sometimes, all you can do is walk. If you have to crawl first (most do), do. The point I'm getting at is that of waiting out a big answer from God. One that will end the season in which you find yourself. You know it's coming. You may even have the answer deep down but it doesn't seem to apply in light of reality. Or you may see all phenomena as ambiguous. One thing means this, or not. Another, the same. God knows. But you don't have peace. And, well, "God is not the author of confusion, but of peace..." (1 Corinthians 14:33)

The wool over our eyes

I find that, many times there are greater and grander things going on of which I'm only a small part. My childhood ambition to go to the toy store may have been put on hold for any number of reasons. None of which I cared about, mind you. I wanted to go and--who knows--they could have been closed. It could have been dinner time or the store could have been getting a remodel and wasn't open for business. Which actually happened one day. Ruined my afternoon (actually, it was for a baseball cap--same thing). I say all of this to say that God is trustworthy. Sticking our hand in the machinery while it's going and working will end in harming us. Thus taking more time for God to work things out in your favor. He does want to reward you, don't doubt. But it has to flow in line with His time and plan and will. Again, don't doubt. When my dad would promise me we'd make it to where I wanted to go, I didn't have any concept of time. While it may not technically be linear, it was neither here nor there in my mind. All that seemed to be throbbing therein was my wants and (what I thought were) needs. But God supplies our needs, this is Gospel. Learning to dial down what we want to what we need and being grateful from the bottom up is the order of the day. I know God can help you with this should you need it. But if all you need is a new hat (I actually do, at present) I suppose He'd be good for that too.

"Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days." (Daniel 10:12-14)

There were greater things going on of which Daniel was most likely not aware. Same goes for us.

Forming One Line

Any Way You Look At It