Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Waiting on a Train...

While on our last trip out of town to visit my Grandmother
 our last stop was having dinner with my husband's best friend.

Of course as luck would have it we get stopped by a train when we are already running late....

A situation like this is one in which we realize that no matter what we do, 
Or how hard we try
we really have no control.

Some people might find this type of reflection really discouraging, and kind of defeatist,
I however am completely calmed by knowing that I am not in complete control
{which is a little crazy for someone like me who is a self proclaimed "control freak"}

being patient is a righteous quality. 

Psalm 27:14 tells us:
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

What excellent advice! 
The Lord is in control of all things, And once I realized that it changed my life and the way that i looked at rushing and waiting and freaking out.

Sometimes God throws you a train to help you just sit and reflect.

And that isn't to say that one should just sit and expect god to do all of the work in their life.
It is just to say that if you live righteously and strive to be more Christ-like
He's there for you. 
and he guides you.

Psalm 39:7
“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you."

There are times that you need that "train", hypothetical or otherwise, in order to see things clearly.

To evaluate your path,

your goals...

It's times like these, when you're waiting on a train that God truly speaks to you.
and not in the way that you speak to your children, or a friend, 
But in the way that He plants ideas in your head.

When you start listening to that voice,
Your life starts changing

When i get a sudden idea or thought from nowhere, 
(like when I think of someone I haven't in a while)
I know that that is God's way of telling me that whether or not I know it yet, either I need that person, 
or that person needs me.

When you get on this track of listening to that "voice" in your head,
even when you think it might be nothing,
That you start hearing that voice more often.
And the effects become more and more apparent.

John 10:27-28

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

So next time you are waiting on a train
or an appointment,
 or whatever it is that God has used as an excuse to slow you down
Just stop and reflect
And listen.


Lisa Gullion said...

I sooooo love this... I hear that voice all the time and I need to slow my booty down and listen!

Bonnie said...

Good advice! I remember getting stuck for a train like this and I was amazed at how long the train was....it seemed to go on forever!


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