“As for me, I look to the Lord for help.
I wait confidently for God to save me,
and my God will certainly hear me.”
– Micah 7.7 NLT
My 10 year old daughter and I were on a little shopping date. We decided to swing by Starbucks on our way home for a little treat. I’m not a sugary drink kind of person, but when I saw that the Pumpkin Spice Lattes were available, I had to order a tall! And I couldn’t order it iced because that just didn’t seem fall-ish to me.
Yes, it was sweet, but it tasted like autumn in a cup. The only problem was, however, it was almost 100 degrees in my South Texas city, and I instantly started sweating as I walked from the cafe to the car. I tried to enjoy my hot cup of joe, but every pore in my body seeped sweat to cool me down.
I don’t know if the hot drink was worth the trouble!
Isn’t that life sometimes? We enjoy the right thing at the wrong time or in the wrong way. Instead of instant gratification, I should have waited a few weeks until the first cold front (getting us down to at least the low to mid 80s) and enjoyed the Pumpkin Spice Latte then.
And while I waited, I could have allowed the anticipation to build!
Maybe we should all try a little delayed gratification! The next time we want something now, let us pray about it and lay it down at Jesus’ feet. He actually cares about the little things more than we do. And you never know. The things we want may come to us at the right time and in the right way to really create a beautiful blessing.
So let’s wait a little as the weather finally turns to fall, and see what God can do when we rest in His way and His timing! As we practice waiting on Him for the small things, we can learn to trust Him for the big things.
Love to you all!
“As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me” (Micah 7.7. NLT).
Read the rest of Alisa’s September Newsletter HERE and caught up on what’s she’s been writing!