Before I start in on today’s theme, I must say how ironic I find it that my last entry was about priorities and for the last week, I have let things slip. (just an interesting observation)
Today I was pointed to the story of Abraham and Sarah and how they had to wait until old age before they had their first child.
If you want to work with Me, you have to accept my time frame. Hurry is not in my nature.
At the end of the reading, the question was asked. “What are you hurrying for?”
Unfortunately, I had a ready answer, and I must admit it’s very much on the selfish side.
An empty nest…
I know, I know, but My husband and I are approaching our 32nd anniversary. It’s my first marriage, but his second, and his daughter was almost 6 at the time. A little over a year later we had a daughter of our own.
In an effort to keep this short, I won’t be going into all the details. At this point, both girls are still living at home. More accurately, they are both living here again. The younger one went off to college and the older one moved back in a few months later with her daughter after her divorce. That was ten years ago.
There is often a lot of drama, not to mention extra expenses and don’t get me started on how crowded it feels so much of the time.
Our older daughter got married again, but her husband moved in with her here. Our granddaughter is now 16 and I always wonder what it would be like to have a grandchild come to visit so I can spoil them. I sometimes feel cheated. The younger daughter is 30 and still single. She moved back in before finishing college due to medical expenses and is still trying to make ends meet.
Yes, it is a selfish desire. My initial thoughts were not about my girls. To be honest, I am thankful that I don’t have to worry about where they are and what they are doing most of the time. I am sure they all have their days when they wish that they had their own place as well.
I said I was going to keep this short, so I won’t go on and on about our situation. I included a picture in this post of a sign I saw at our local Hobby Lobby, and it could not be more appropriate.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Prov 3:5
but I can’t ever look at that verse without thinking about the rest of them
and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.
Trusting in the Lord is a must when it comes to His timing. I know there is a reason for all our circumstances, and I certainly have difficulty understanding what those reasons are.
The Bible also tells us in Ecclesiastes that there is a “Time for Everything…”
There will be a time when the girls have their own lives away from home, if that is what the Lord has planned. Until then, this is me, being thankful that all are happy and safe.
I STILL believe that God’s timing is best, it’s actually PERFECT!