My Five Minute Friday on: Opportunity
I sat on my kid-crusty, green couch, toys strewn about the living room floor. My little girl, with chubby sweet cheeks and curls bouncing from the ends of her pigtails enjoying her morning playtime.
I searched, staring out my bay window for some answers. I knew the time was coming.
I was contemplating my life, when her needs would no longer dictate my days. When naps and Barney and sharing giggles over peanut butter sandwiches were finished.
What will I do with myself? How will I spend my time?
Innocent thoughts unraveling into demands of God.
When will you show me? What is my purpose? I want to know what I should do so I can make my plans.
He did not reveal much to me, of course. He seldom does. Seeds had been planted, but I didn't know that yet. As my mind searched for solid possibilities and my baby girl played with princesses, He had already started preparing me.
And time marched forward. And my sweet cheeked, pigtail wearing girl is now in second grade. With both child-blessings in school all day I have arrived in the life season I was pondering about on the couch that day.
I look back at that time and nearly laugh out loud to myself. Because God is more patient then I am. He waits to reveal what you need until you actually need it.
The vision I was casting for myself on the couch that day wasn't at all what really happened. But what really happened, was so much more then I could ever have imagined.
He will use you, when you are ready. When you have the time to commit to it. When you are no longer torn between being a toddler-Mom and a purpose-driven woman.
This is when opportunity knocks. When you are actually able to open the door and welcome opportunity in.
Linking today with Lisa-Jo…