I would like to share a lesson in patience. I received word that the publication of my new book “The Making of a Servant” is meeting yet another short delay. All I can do is do what I can to shorten that delay.
In my new book I write a lot about delays. In my life, I have met a number of delays of the very things that I thought were urgent and important. In every single case God used that time of delay to bring about some key action that He wanted done and blessed me with the task of serving Him to do it. When the task was done, then I moved on with the urgency called for. Now I know to simply say, “Lord, I have no idea what you are doing, but whatever it is count me in!” Now I can just yield to Him in the peace that only He can give. I just know that he has something that He wants to accomplish during this waiting time!
“…and the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, [folks], whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:7-9 (NIV)