Being creative and chipper through the Winter months is going to be more difficult than I realized. Difficult? Yes. Impossible? No. Why am I so determined to keep an even keel? Does anyone else maintain one? Nope. So what’s my motivation? I know what it is. It’s what it always is: love.
The problem, however, is that love has lost it’s true meaning. Correction: love was never understood. In this crazy world it gets so lost in feelings. It’s difficult to share true love with a world who’s love language isn’t based in love at all. This is discouraging. But God has a plan…
My mindset is to believe that if anyone was reading this I probably lost them when I mentioned the word “God.” That’s discouraging too! The only One who can solve the world’s love deficit is the One that we don’t want to consult and know. But God has a plan. He always had a plan.
So why do I get so discouraged then? I know the answer to this one too. It always comes back to impatience with me. I want to see change–right now. I always feel so useless because I’m sure that nobody hears me because I speak the truth. And when I don’t speak, because nobody wants to hear it, I feel as if I’m blamed for being distant! I’m not trying to be distant! I’m trying to be patient and respectful of their wishes! They don’t seem to realize that God is a huge part of me. If you take Him out of the equation, I simply have very little to share and say. So how do I win this battle? God has a plan…
It’s a good thing that the Lord is far more patient than I am. Waiting… He’s always waiting patiently. That’s true love.
“The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”1 Corinthians 13:4