When I began thinking about the A to Z challenge, I thought for a long time about what I wanted to write. I tried to think of ways to find neat things about the English language with each letter. And then I thought, what if that letter didn’t exist? So I am doing an abbreviated version of my Life Lessons series that I normally do on Fridays, but without using the letter of the day. What would life be like without that letter? Let’s find out...
I don't love how often they ask.
On a recent trip to the grandparents, we hadn't even gotten on the interstate before its first utterance. It is a beautiful drive to their house, but, understandably, the kids were interested in actually hugging Granddad's neck, not the scenery between our house and theirs.
The issue this brings up is all the things they don't see because they are so focused on arriving. Like the toilet bowl planter or the HUGE (yes, like several people could picnic on the seat huge) rocking chair on the side of the road. We've passed it before they can look up and see what the hubbs and I are talking about.
We do this so often with God. He gives us a vision and we're so focused on getting there, on seeing it alter and turn into reality that we are unaware of the beautiful journey He wants to take us on the get there. Let's not be so quick to ask God "Are we close yet?" Instead let's start asking God what he wants us to learn along the way. Let's walk beside the Lord instead of in front.
Have you ever gotten ahead of God? What happened?
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