Well, this picture pretty much sets me straight! Who am I to complain about waiting on God?
See, I have made the mistake of getting ahead of God. Now, thankfully, He was good to me. I have gotten hurt though, by doing this. Had I just waited, I probably wouldn't have gotten hurt.
Today in my Bible study I read this: Lamentations 3: 24 & 25 which says,
"I said to myself, "The Lord is my portion, therefore I will wait for Him." The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him."
I need to be patient and let God be my portion. He knows what is best for me anyway. I have hope in Him. A few verses before 24, it talks about how God's "compassion" is new every morning. So, even though I have jumped ahead of Him and stuff, He still loves me and shows me compassion every day. (Can I get an amen or thanks be to God for that?)
My hope is in God. Nothing or no one else. I have learned a valuable lesson during this particular season in my life. I trust God will every part of my life, so why on earth try to keep one or two areas to myself? That's not smart on my end.
God has a plan and a purpose for my life. I need to let Him work out that plan and stop trying to get in the middle of it. Because you know what happens when I do? I am prolonging my future. God is having to wait for me to stop what I'm doing. Now, granted, He has still blessed me. Oh how He has blessed me. So please don't get me wrong in thinking that I'm over here miserable and desperate. God has been extremely over and above good to me.
He just needs me to get out of His way. Have you ever found yourself where I am?