Are We There Yet?
My kids are really good travelers. It’s a wonderful thing, since much of our extended family lives 800 miles away. But probably just like with your kids, there comes a time in the trip where “How much longer?” and “Are we there yet?” become echoes from the deep back seat of boredom. The DVD player has been tuned out, coloring books are littering the floorboard, and crayons are melting between the seats. They’ve had enough.
There are a few areas in life that cause me to feel that way. I find myself asking, “How much longer Lord?” “Are we there yet, God?” “Am I alone?” Patience is a tough virtue to learn. I remember my husband preaching on the Fruit of the Spirit once and saying that the Fruit aren’t just yours because you are a Christian. They are developed, worked out, and they shine as you walk with Christ. That’s too bad, because I think it would be much easier if when you became a Christian you also received a fully developed stockpile of love, joy, peace, patience…and more. I guess that’s the lazy way out. I want the end result NOW! I don’t want to wait. Delayed gratification has never been my forte.
So as I take the next leg of my journey with God I pray…
PRAYER: Lord, give me the patience to stay by Your side and wait these moments out with You. Help me enjoy the time in sweet fellowship with You as you teach me that Your ways are perfect always.
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint,” Isaiah 40:31 KJV.
Gina Stinson resides in Sulphur Springs, Texas with her family. As a minister’s wife, homeschooling mom of two and publicist assistant, she juggles her time and talents in hopes of honoring and pleasing Jesus Christ. You can learn more about Gina and her juggling at http://journalinggina.blogspot.com.