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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Time

It’s the middle of the summer. This weekend marks the half-way point. There are just about as many weekends since the end of school until the beginning of the next school year.

This gets me to thinking about what I can do with the time I’ve been given this (and every) summer.

Yesterday, at the men’s study at my church, we talked about purpose and vocation as we were going through Joe Gibbs’ book Game Plan for Life. It hit me that finding your purpose sounds good and easy, but it isn’t nearly as easy as it sounds.

It takes time. And that fact is a bit frustrating at times.

I pointed that out at the study. One of the men pointed out that it seems like we don’t get anywhere in our growth as men of God. I told him that while we are moving, it doesn’t seem like we are moving. But if you take a look back at the last year, 5 years, 10 years, 40 years – you will see you’ve covered a lot of distance!

The only thing that happens over night is one day changes into another day.

Even Jesus didn’t rush into His salvation ministry right away – He waited until He was about 30 years old!

Of course, we want things quickly – especially the good things. And God promises good things for us. But patience, my friend!

Most good things take time. This is true in cooking (as Alton Brown says, “Your patience will be rewarded, I assure you!”) and it is true in the good things God has in mind for you.

Take your time this summer, enjoy each day and night as they come and savor them. Good is coming!

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