New Hope Seattle Guest Blogger: Kalene Paz
I had the hardest time coming up with my God Thought. I have lots of thoughts, and would like to think that some of them are God inspired, but for some reason I couldn’t make anything sound right. Then I had a run in with the printer at the church, and was re-living the situation in the car on the way home as I was telling Jonathan what happened. I realized what I wanted to write, and something that God has been working on with me.
Not the most beautiful word, but an important one nonetheless. I feel like I’ve literally had to wait for everything in my life. Nothing happens or comes at the timing that I want and what works for me…DUH…
We attended a Friday night worship service a couple weeks ago and someone was praying for Jonathan. They told him that God has us in a season to learn patience. My reaction was a really sarcastic “really!?!”, and the “I’ve been here my whole life”, obviously an over exaggeration, but that’s what it feels like.
Then I look at what I have, different things that have happened, and what’s unfortunate is that it’s always in retro-spec that you realize what God was trying to teach. You look back and say “Oh, that’s what you wanted me to learn”. I can’t say I have the patience thing down, and my husband and people I work with could probably attest to that, but I feel like I’ve come really far.
I have desires in my heart that I know have been placed by God. They’re desires that only He can make happen which makes them so beautiful! When they come to pass, which I know they will, I will also know that it’s God working in my life through me, and not me working for me.
Thank you Jesus, in advance, for the things that you have and are going to do. I will continue to seek your face and ask for a “God” type of peace and patience, two amazing gifts that you provide for those that ask. I love you. Amen