It takes time

It takes God time to answer prayer. We often fail to give God a chance in this respect. It takes time for God to paint a rose. It takes time for God to grow an oak. It takes time for God to make bread from wheat fields. He takes the earth. He pulverizes. He softens. He enriches. He wets with showers and dews. He warms with life. He gives the blade, the stock, the amber grain, and then at last the bread for the hungry.

All this takes time. Therefore we sow, and till, and wait, and trust, until all God’s purpose has been wrought out. We give God a chance in this matter of time. We need to learn this same lesson in our prayer life. It takes God time to answer prayer.
— J.H.M.

This was taken from “Streams in the Desert” and was exactly what I needed to hear today.

I wrote yesterday about confidence and have been really digging around to see how people get it and maintain it. Studying how to keep confidence consistent. This has been a struggle.
In the spirit of realology, I’ll confess that I’ve been letting the anxieties of my life choke me. I have been blessed the past 6 months with a sweet little job that has allowed me to focus most of my free time on this blog, my writing projects and the roots of of my food and weight issues. My wonderful husband has been amazing, carrying the brunt of all of our needs. I fear the time has run out…or maybe it’s just where the rubber really meets the road.

I received an amazing text from one of my brothers yesterday. Not sure if its a quote or an original but I wanted to share it:

There is never a reason you can’t attain your goal and be who you want to be. Don’t let the lack of opportunity, finances, or knowledge stop you. We are all born into the world the same way; naked, dumb and speechless, but we learn and achieve.”

So today, I’m praying for faith and patience to trust. Praying that the confidence and momentum I have will not be squelched but multiplied despite the fears starting to stack up. Praying I will learn (finally?) to achieve instead of always going back to what’s old and comfortable.


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