best encouragement when you most need it. He has this uncanny ability to pull the most perfect stories and sports analogies from thin air, and relate them to exactly your situation. (Even when I'm standing there, with arms crossed, glaring up at all 6'1" handsome, of him, he gently perseveres. I love my man.) Recently, I was letting impatience take over my life. I know. You're truly shocked aren't you? Here you were, thinking I was just the most mellow, easy going, and patient person. I'm sorry to have been the one to shatter that illusion, but I really need to tell you this story, so let's not dwell here.
Adrain told me that he once saw a huge clock. You could see both the face of the clock, and if you walked around to the other side, you could also see the inner workings. If you were standing on the side with the face, it seemed like nothing was happening for a full sixty seconds. Then, "bong!" the giant minute hand would suddenly move. However, if you were standing behind the scenes that whole time, you would have seen that there were hundreds of little parts, all moving and working together.
millions of details being worked out behind the scenes on our behalf. If all we're looking at is the face of the situation, it seems like an eternity of big, fat, nothingness. Which is where faith comes in. We need to take time (Get it? heh, heh. Time.) to relax and breathe. Take time to be still.
I don't know about you, or what you're waiting on, but I was so encouraged that perhaps right this minute, is a good time for each of us to let go and simply trust.
To read on, about continuing to wait, click here.