God has definitely taught me some lessons in my lifetime so far. Some easy and some have been down-right painful to endure! But I'm better for it now.
I know that we won't ever stop learning and growing in Christ until we are in His presence forever. We shouldn't ever think that we have all the answers.
The current lesson I'm learning is ..."wait upon the Lord" Y'all have heard me say it before but..."Wait...ugh!"
It's so hard!
When we moved here, to the big city, (Ha!) we knew it would take a little time to find a house, but it is taking even more time than that!
I won't go into all the details, but the gist of it is we are super picky about neighborhoods. When we find something we like- it needs a gazillion dollars in work.... or has major foundational issues.... or the people don't want to move until next year!
Basically, God just has not opened up the door.
We have been in much prayer about this. And now, I have joy in my heart knowing that my God cares enough about me that he is picking out the perfect house for my family. He knows how bad we want this and he is carefully putting the pieces together.
As frustrating as this is to me now, I know that what we end up with will be so much better than what we would have if we just went with something because we didn't want to wait. There is a big life lesson right there!
Yesterday Wood told me that the Lord told him to read the Proverb for the day. Yesterday was October 24th.
Do not be envious of evil men, or desire to be with them;
Their minds devise violence and their lips talk to trouble.
By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established;
And by knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.
I'm thankful that God has a plan and a purpose for our lives. I know that He is going to do a better job at working this out than I could!
Have you ever had to wait a long time for something you really wanted?