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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I wanna ... I wanna ... HE WANTS ...

AAAAHHHHHH the timing of life ... My way vs HIS WAY ... The hardest part of any journey is the waiting for GOD'S TIMING ... I know in my heart his timing is perfect, but my head has all these plans ... I have to talk myself off the ledge everyday lately ... ha ha ha ... I have a perfect plan and I am ready to move forward, but apparently God and Scott have other plans right now ... I keep saying to myself ... GOD'S TIMING AND SCOTT'S LEADING ... and when I say keep telling myself, I mean like about 10 times an hour ... The strength and heart the LORD has given me always serves me well, but when I have a dream NOW ... a plan NOW ... a desire NOW - then it sorta complicates things ... I have to laugh at myself or I will go crazy WANTING WANTING WANTING what I want ... WANTING what I know God wants, but yet waiting for his TIMING and his whisper to Scott ... Gosh, I sure do love my sweet husband and how patient he is with my many God given desires !!!

I think most would say our plate is full ... 6 kids (not to mention all the doctor and therapy appts), our sweet church that my husband has began pastoring over the last 2 years, his job as Spiritual Life Director at FRA, my responsibilities at 147 (along w/ the traveling to speak or visiting countries we give to), our very active sports life w/ basketball and all the fun family time ... SOUNDS LIKE A LOT, but oh wouldn't another sweet child fit right in there ... Another one to love, fix dinner for, take to church, hold when they fall down, explain the LOVE OF JESUS TO, one to keep from hopelessness, one to accept forever, one to tickle, one to take on vacation, one to play in the backyard with, one to pray over, and one to call our very own !!!

AAAAHHHHH, my sweet dream !!!  I will continue praying GOD'S TIMING AND SCOTT'S LEADING ... I know many of you out there have a dream of some kind that you are waiting on GOD'S TIMING and someone's leading ... We will pray together that we don't grow weary in our prayers and desires or let evil get a foothold into the TRUE HEART of our dream ... All great dreams come from a desire to show GOD'S LOVE and bring GLORY TO HIM ...


dreams come in all shapes and sizes from all over the world !!! 



11 kind words.:

Melissa D. said...

Thank you! A word for my heart today when I feel just as you are describing! We are waiting on God to fulfill the promise of a son through adoption. Thanks for the reminder that HIS timing is perfect!

Barb said...

I totally understand where you are coming from. We are in the middle of an adoption for our 6th child too. Yet I am with you, 6 just doesn't seem like enough. My dream is to adopt two from Africa now! I have a strong feeling I have two waiting for me in Africa. God has to move our current adoption along though. What agency would you use if you adopted from there? Not sure ours would think we needed anymore kids! Good luck and will add you to my prayers!

Laine said...

I love this Gwen!!!!! I could easily see your family adopting at least a dozen more. ;)

Look at this devotion from Oswald Chambers for TODAY!!!!
"If our hopes seem to be experiencing disappointment right now, it simply means that they are being purified. Every hope or dream of the human mind will be fulfilled if it is noble and of God. But one of the greatest stresses in life is the stress of waiting for God. He brings fulfillment, "because you have kept My command to persevere..." (Rev. 3:10)

Isn't that just a perfect WORD FROM THE LORD TODAY??????????

Love you!!!!!

Laurie said...

Yes, rushing towards that God given dream. Waiting.... Waiting.... Waiting..... Heartbroken for the lost. Praying I'm doing enough right now as I wait.... Praying God will move on Kevin's heart to meet me in my rush towards the goal. Waiting on God's perfect timing and Kevin's lead to take steps forward.... Waiting.... Praying.... Praying.... Worshipping HIM..... Praying...... For y'all, for us, and all those right alongside us waiting for that door to open as we seek and knock.

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Praying with you!!!!

I was totally AWESTRUCK when Jason talked to me about what God laid on his heart for our next child.....and well within a few months- here is our next child! WOW!!!

PRAYING with you and all the other hubbies and wives out there watching and waiting ON HIS TIMING!!!!!!

I too think there is room in there for another sweet babe :)

We Are Family said...

The title of my devotional today was "Waiting on God"

I am right there with you. Right down to the details of 6 kids and Scott being my hubby's name.....

Are you sure you didn't pick this post right our of my heart ?

Treasures Evermore said...

Oh how I needed this today...growing impatient with our local foster system. Thank you for the incredible reminder.

I will be praying for you too:-)

Sarah Kim said...

I needed this post today as I too wait for the lead from my husband. I know that God wouldn't stir such passion in my heart and then not(evenually) stir my husband. However, I must believe that this wait will be good for my soul, my marriage, and my walk. I DO know His timing will work itself out. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Cari said...

Gwen I am right where you are with this post. I wanna now, but I have to surrender to God's timing and my husband's leading. It's so hard to be a "planner" but feel like the details are a bit delayed. We know God's timing is not delayed...it's just us being impatient. Thanks for sharing!

Cari
http://whereverheleadsus.blogspot.com/

mbs said...

Oh, I am SOOOOO there. I could have written Sarah Kim's post.

Believing God's will and timing are perfect.

yellodaisy said...

I, too, needed this today. I want what I want, when I want it, but have had to remind myself that it's not about me. It's so hard to know what God is thinking sometimes..