Pause, Not Derailment
A friend of mine just started college after a 26-year hiatus. I’m inspired, watching someone pick up a dream again after a long pause. Perhaps that is what inspires; my friend recognized the difference between a pause and a derailment.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 reminds us: “God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end” (NLT).
If we can’t see the entire scope, all we can do is trust God; we can trust that this place we occupy is His place for us, in this season. We might have eternity in our hearts, but our feet are planted right here, right now.
Maybe you find yourself in a pause, perhaps a longer pause than you ever imagined. Maybe you even have mistaken the long pause for a derailment. Don’t give up on your plan. Wait for it. We don’t see the whole scope of what God is doing, but we can trust Him.
Join me in praying:
God of all time, one day with you is as a thousand. You were here before history and will be here long after it closes. Help me see that the pauses in my life are not derailments. Renew the visions and plans you’ve given me in the God-ordained time.