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5/11/16 at 11:08 AM 0 Comments

God, Patience, And The Swing Set

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I absolutely love taking our son, Finch to the park and letting him explore the awesomeness that is swinging. His facial expressions say it all, and uncontrollable laughter lets us know that he’s having the time of his life. He loves every bit of the adrenaline.

After a few times of taking him to our local park, I noticed something that began to grab my attention while pushing him on the swing-set. Each time the swing he was in would start to slow its pace and begin they journey back stillness, he would begin to make a face and kick his little legs to as if to tell me, “Push me higher!”

My son isn’t happy with being at a standstill, and I think many of us can relate as it pertains to our journey’s with God. It’s not that he’s being impatient with ill intent, he just really enjoys the beauty of his father moving him forward again. It’s exciting. It’s rejuvenating. It’s comforting.

How many times have you stepped back to take a look at your life and thought to yourself, “C’mon, God! Open up some new doors. Bring me new opportunities! I’ve been doing the same thing for a while now.”

I think all of us have thought this at one point and time, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing.Sometimes we act like little kids, kicking our legs to be pushed in the swing again. So many of us just really enjoy being directed and moved forward in life by the hands of our Father in heaven. Why? Because it’s exciting. It’s rejuvenating. It’s comforting.

My son isn’t at the age where he can comprehend the idea of being patient, but I’m okay with that… for now. There is such an adorable innocence to him that you can’t help but feed it when asked. But when we start to discuss impatience as it pertains to believers in Christ, we must learn to trust God amidst our standstill moments and have faith that he will open doors when the time is right. He’ will push us to new heights when the time is ready.

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”—Psalm 46:10

We must learn to find excitement in life even in the quiet moments. The standstill moments. The day-to-day moments. Why? Because God is moving in our lives even if we don’t feel it or see it.

My son continues to teach me more and more about my relationship God each and every day that I am with him. It’s crazy to think how someone so little can teach you so much.

—Jarrid Wilson via jarridwilson.com.

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