This is an open confession: I often wrestle with the desire to see my hopes and dreams fulfilled according to my timeline. I get the lack of trust in that confession. Really. But it’s true. I have a lack of patience that rises up when things don’t go according to my plan. This impatience quickly turns into discouragement.
In the middle of such discouragement, I came across a few passages of scripture that blew wind in my sails. This encouragement became my call to action.
While studying the life of David, the circumstances surrounding his anointing as king fell anew on me. He was young, an unlikely choice for king, and a shepherd. He was out tending sheep when Samuel anointed him as king. He was doing ordinary work. Nothing glamorous about that.
As if that wasn’t enough, I ran into the story of Elisha. He was out plowing the field when Elijah…
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