Well now, that’s convenient.
Thanks to our great grand-sister Eve we weren’t left many conveniences, or maybe we just have too many.
Woe to being a woman. Cycles by the moon and calendars, moods by the flow of nature, pains in the arguments of motherhood, strife in marriage, comparison in our tribes, and workplace competition just seem too much and we want an off button.
Then we get an off button that we become outraged over. We didn’t want the events and opportunities to stop, we just wanted to do things our way and not another. We wanted a convenient way to get over aches, pains, cramps of life and have more money in our skinny jeans while doing so.
I am vague here, but take all of this and apply it to whatever you wish. It’s a peel and stick banner for the life of a woman in the 21st century who decries the fact that she is a woman and sometimes just doesn’t know what she wants.
I don’t know what I want sometimes. Most of the time a quiet room with no echoes of the hectic day would be nice, but then I face loneliness in that. My self-righteous wantings gets me to walk in circles of fear and confusion over what is right and what is more right.
Then I stop. I remember. God doesn’t author confusion. His own righteousness isn’t always convenient. We created that very human thing and forgot to relay on His will, His time, and His sovereign reign.
Convenient, ha. I haven’t had convenience in my life since I decided I wanted to be an adult. I have had to fight for independence and I still rely on my husband to support our family and our wants. But faith, that’s bigger than a nice car, trendy clothes, and timely appointments. Faith is unshakeable, unbreakable, every-lasting and always on time.
Habakkuk 2:3 ESV
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
Jesus wants us to respond to the things that inconveniences us. He wants us to put faith into action and rely on His will.
We don’t want to waste faith on our own timing, and err on the side that people will get us through. People are fallible and falter more times than not. People make things so much harder while trying to create short-cuts. God’s timing creates peace and purpose. Our impatience leads us to stray to band-aide fixes.
We need to stop rushing through life. Take the long way home. Sit and enjoy the thicker thighs that birthed babies into the world and the crammed mini-van that shouts love and Cheerios. Love on the slowness of toddlers and elderly. They teach us so much about love and life because our gracious heavenly Father allows them to do so on His time. Be humble and be inconvenienced to allow life in.Jesus wants us to respond to the things that inconveniences us. He wants us to put faith into action and rely on His will. Click To Tweet