But now I'm in a season of learning more about patience than I ever thought I'd know. I am doing things that can have no clear finish line. That's not easy for me. At all.
God has told me to love the process, and I am enjoying the awesome power with which He moves and also the results of the refining process. But I had to ask Him this morning: WHY DO YOU WANT ME TO STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES? WHY?
And He told me: "Wait, trust. Unless I move on your behalf, what results is not the best result any ways. Enjoy this season and know that my time table is perfect."
So I am learning the balance between actively waiting on God and beseeching Heaven's throne like the persistent widow. I am making my requests known to God, while fully acknowledging that He alone is sovereign. He controls the times and the seasons (Daniel 2:20-22). So, Lord, here I am. Smelling the roses (and acknowledging the occasional thorn!) ... waiting on You ... trusting your time ... and doing my best to cry out before You in a way that mirrors Your heart and eliminates any agenda of my own.