Do you know how long a Disney World line is? That’s right—too long. Do you know what the best part of any of the rides in Disney World is? You’re right again—the air conditioning you get to when you get closer to the front of the line. Followed by a second best part of the fans that blow on you while you’re having the start of heatstroke in a line in Florida in July. (Seriously, I can’t understand why the most popular time to go there is in the summer when your face melts off, but whatever.)
During a recent last minute trip to the happiest place on earth, we weathered several days at the Parks in the blistering sun. While the lines weren’t as long as some might expect, it feels like it goes on forever when it’s hot and humid.
In the morning it wasn’t such a big deal. But by midday, I just wanted the line to go fast so that we could strategically stop at a fan or, even better, hit the purchased icy air blowing from a vent. There’s nothing like losing patience and being annoyed at Disney!
How patient are we with the direction God takes us? Do we find ourselves like I was in that line, wondering how I could speed it up, wanting to get to the prize of the ride at the end? Maybe we don’t like to wait and think of ways to make it easier to get to the front. Perhaps we’re frustrated that the people further up are already at the destination and we’re upset it isn’t us!
We forget sometimes that the WHOLE journey is part of the journey. It’s part of building your faith in Jesus. It’s learning to trust only Him for the next step. It’s understanding that things shouldn’t be expected to happen in our time but rather God’s time. I found a verse in the bible that reminded me of that today.
“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” –Psalm 27:14
We’re told to wait for Him. In our waiting, stronger faith is created and the end result is far sweeter. Because the end result, when letting Him lead, brings glory to our heavenly Father.
Do you have moments like me when you want to rush the race rather than run the race that’s set before us? Share with us in the comments and know that you are not alone!