Well, it’s here! My favorite time of the year is serving at She Speaks. Ok, that and when school starts back.
Last night a few of the Proverbs 31 Ministries speakers began to arrive in Charlotte. We had dinner at an Italian restaurant where the company, conversation, and food were fabulous.
…for most of us anyway. They ran out of Lasagna which highly disappointed Miss Wendy Pope. Remarkably all was not lost when the waiter brought her a freshly baked slice to take home for FREE at the end of our meal.
I’m not sure if our waiter was working for his tip or worried about his life. Wendy was a bit flabbergasted with the waiter when she found out the restaurant ran out of her favorite dish! I softly reached for her knife and gently slid it across the table and into my lap… just in case. (Just kidding)
God’s ways are so interesting. Saturday morning at the conference Wendy will be speaking on how to make it “in the wait!” God calls us to live out our messages and boy does He provide the opportunities to do so!
Personally, I hate waiting whether it’s in a line, in traffic, at the doctor’s office, or waiting for the internet. It’s just not fun. Most of the time, I find myself acting like a spoiled-rotten child of God demanding he give me what I want NOW! That attitude doesn’t go over well with God. Just recall what happened to the children of Israel who grumbled and complained about not getting what they wanted. Most were put to death! Yikes!
In truth, what we’re saying to God when he doesn’t give us what we want is this. God I don’t like what you’ve provided for me. I want more!
What I need to remember is that God is not only my provision, but He is for me. God wants to give me good things. Some things I think I need I really don’t. Sometimes God says “no” for my benefit. Other times He is simply saying, “Wait. Not right now. You’re not ready. In due time, I’ll give you that.”
God’s provision may not come when we want it, but its coming is certain. And… the things He withholds are for my own good. Just imagine if God have you and me everything we asked for. Yikes!
At the restaurant, Wendy realized right away that “waiting” on her Lasagna was one of those opportunities to flesh out her message. She did so beautifully and God blessed her with a free slice. I can’t wait to glean more lessons from her message Saturday morning about how to “wait” in the wait!
Wish you were here!