MARCH 13, 2024

This week is my birthday week – a time to celebrate and reflect.  Regarding the future, I am leaving that up to the God of my understanding.  At a point in life when most people are settling down, I am still seeking where I go from here, learning to live and waiting patiently for an answer.

It is an excellent spiritual exercise for me because no matter how much I may want some Good Orderly Direction (GOD), what I get is “be patient and wait.”  I have never excelled at being patient and waiting. Still, I know that if we are not growing and being stretched in areas that may make us uncomfortable, the alternative is stagnation, and that is never a good thing (in my opinion).

When I think of stagnating in my life, I think of water with no movement; it stagnates, gets muddy, and murky, and that is not how I want to be physically, emotionally, or spiritually. The 40 years the Israelites wandered in the desert trying to get to the Promised Land is a metaphor for all of us.  

The number 40 represents the time it takes to complete something. We stay where we are until we learn what we need to move forward to our Promised Land (a place of Higher Consciousness and spiritual maturity). We wait to prepare for the next phase in our spiritual journey.

If we go too soon, we may not be ready for it, or it may not be ready for us. If a friend invited us for dinner at 6, we wouldn’t want to get there at 4, as the house might not be ready or the meal unprepared.  However, that does not mean that we do nothing; it means we continue to do the next right thing in front of us, one step at a time, one day at a time, leaving the results up to our Higher Power. 

Life is about aligning our will with God’s, knowing everything is in Good, Orderly Direction, and trusting it is always the perfect time and outcome.

Quote of the Week

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.”

Joyce Meyer

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