We all have “big things” that happen in our life. Most people call them milestones–-though between them is often much longer than a mile!
Some of these may include marriage and college graduation, getting a job in your career field, becoming a mother, buying a new home or a myriad of other events. Days and months leading to these momentous junctures often give us a sense of purpose, a motivation to get up, an intention for our day.
But what happens in the between times.
What is the reason for getting up each and every day with no change on the horizon?
I have, on occasion, struggled with that.
And I have noticed others struggle with it also: perhaps someone engaged in an occupation that was not their “goal” when they finished college or a mother of young children or a family simply struggling to make ends meet.
And I have thought, in those between times, “Is this really God’s will for my life?”
BUT THAT IS THE WRONG QUESTION!
Of course, when the baby has messed all over and there are crayon markings on the wall, that is NOT the rest of my life, or yours.
And when your vocation is not what was intended upon college enrollment, that is NOT the rest of LIFE.
But it is where you are- now.
And our question should be:
Lord, what is your will for my life—today?
For me, today is about loving my children, preparing food, washing laundry, kissing my husband, encouraging a friend.
For you, today is about DOING whatever is required of you-be it as a SAHM, a teacher, a store clerk…. whatever!
and doing it with your whole heart as unto the Lord!
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23,24
Be a godly example of obedience to those under you AND those above you! Make wise decisions. And WAIT.
because we never “arrive” at the rest of our life!
Today is also about renewing my strength, preparing my soul for what lies ahead.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
The Psalms are full of verses about waiting. Sometimes the author was pleading for help and sometimes he was simply weary of waiting; sometimes he was calm and content and sometimes he was not. But still, he waited.
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. [why would he need courage if he were doing nothing during his waiting?]
WAIT, but don’t stop LIVING and SERVING while you wait!