When I read these words, I can't help but just take a deep breath and say to myself, "Ok, Kristy. Stop over thinking. God's got this."
I am a perfectionist, and it makes me be not-so-gentle with myself. Sometimes instead of living in the now, I worry about if what I'm doing in the now isn't what I'm supposed to be doing in the now... Am I wasting precious time that I won't get back chasing the wind? Am I giving everything that I have of myself to people and things that need my time right now?
It is a never-ending vicious cycle if I let paralyze me.
Thankfully, the Lord is gentle with me.
He knows that while we all have just one shot at this life on earth, that every path for our greater good is just leading us to a closer walk with him.
And, and this is the tough one for me, HIS timing is perfect. Perfect. Without flaw. Unblemished. Unquestionable.
Even when I feel like my prayers are going unanswered, even when I feel like doors keep closing, even when I fear that I am missing something meant for me to see, God's ways and thoughts are so much higher than mine, and I rest there. Confused, I rest.
But I keep asking and seeking and knocking, and the right door will open at the right time in the right place that God has prepared.
RIGHT. ON. TIME.
In the meantime, I take joy in the journey and thank the Lord for His new mercies, His blessings, and the peace in being His.