31 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
I draw on this scripture to help me be patient so that I can do what God really wants me to do.
After I have done everything you can think of to do for my family and for my future, sometimes I need to remember just wait upon the Lord. There have been so many times that I have moved towards a goal for employment and so many times that door has closed. So I try to rest in the fact that it was not for me and try to stay faithful that God has a plan for me and he will be the lamp beneath my feet even when at times when I think the Lord is silent he is doing his work in me.
I have learned that when a door closes it may be for the best and that what I may see as not an important act or work it may be the very thing God is pointing me towards. I think everyone has their our own walk and purpose on this earth, but finding the time to listen can be very difficult. I try to give God at least 15 minutes of my time each day whether it is in the car driving to town or in the middle of the night when my family is sleeping, so that I can keep my relationship open with God.
Written By: Karen Martin
I am a mother and grandmother.