Our culture is obsessed with what’s next, but God has blessed what we have now and we can’t miss it. Think about it: the search for what’s next never actually brings satisfaction. When I was 10, I wanted to be 13. When I was 13, I wanted to be 16 so I could drive. When I was 16, I wanted to be 18 so that I could move out and go to college. ‘
The search for what’s next has never brought satisfaction, and it never will.
This week’s best kept secret is a lesson God impressed on my heart last year in intense ways. The best gifts are received through the ways we wait on our way to our blessings.
1 Peter 5:8 tells to be sober minded, but what intrigues me most is that it doesn’t ever reference alcoholism or drug abuse in this passage. Nope! It’s talking about choosing to be sober minded beyond any anxiety or worry that may attempt to ruin your life. That tells us, it is absolutely possible to be intoxicated by your fears, your envy, or your concern for the future. Let’s choose Godliness with contentment and exercise faith as we sober up. Faith is the tension between the gratitude we have for this moment and the expectation we’re exercising for that one in the future.
Here are a few questions to consider:
- How are you waiting right now?
- How are you managing your schedule right now?
- What types of boundaries are you setting?
- How are you building your character right now?
What scriptures are you memorizing so that you’ll actually have something to say when you make it there?
I’m excited for you right now, right here, before anyone knows your name or recognizes your worth because God knows and I see it.