From “A” to “Z”…and everything in between.

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Confession:

I sometimes have a hard time staying focused on the ‘here and now’.  I have a tendency to want to skip straight to the promise.

I’m at “A” and focused on “Z” when I still have 24 letters in between.

It’s a wise decision to remember the promises we’ve been given and to see the vision fulfilled in our lives.

But what about the “in between”?

What about all that “other stuff”? I can’t help but look at all these ladies who are where I want to be. I have desires and I have visions and I have ideas of what I want my life to look like.  I believe God has given me these visions and I will see them fulfilled. In His time, not mine.

This causes my heart to yearn for these things even more…but this is OK.  You know the lovely part of all of this? I know they too have new visions and new dreams. As we should. We should never stop dreaming.

However, when we first begin our journey…the end seems so far away.

Am I the only one who ever feels this way?  I am quite the optimist and I simply love life…but sometimes I grow weary and have to really dig in deep to find that joy.  Sometimes, like David, I have to encourage myself in the Lord.  Sometimes I have to be very intentional about my relationships. Sometimes I must fix my eyes on Jesus and nothing else.  My ‘sometimes’ comes often…and this is OK too.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9

When I fix my eyes on Jesus, things happen.  Good things.  When I fix my eyes on Jesus, things change.

I change.

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18

I change…and I begin to really see all this ‘in between’ for what it truly is.  It is growth.  It is patience.  It is time on my knees crying out to God in prayer.  It is learning who I am in God during the good times and the bad times, during the storm and the rainbow, during the ‘in between’ and also the ‘vision fulfilled’.

“Z’s” are a wonderful thing. Scripture says ” Without a vision, the people will perish…”

But for now, I’m at “A” looking forward to “B”…

2 thoughts on “From “A” to “Z”…and everything in between.

  1. Love this! I even named my own blog after thinking about all the work that was done in the “in between” stages as my children grew.

    We celebrate crawling and we laud the first steps, but cruising is often just what they do in the middle. But it’s a crucial stage. (And it parallels life.)

    We are conditioned to celebrate the milestones – and rightly so — but we overlook the work that is done in the ‘in between’ that is preparation for those milestones. Looks like you and I both understand the value of “baby steps!”

    I love being reminded to “Fix my eyes…” Thanks for sharing!

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