“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
DADs…two words most men and DADs do not like to hear...“rest and wait.”
As men, we are often like the little boy fighting his mother at nap time to “rest"
or like the anxious teenager who questions why he must “wait" until his 16th birthday to start driving.
As kids, many of our species are basically wired to work hard and play hard with little time to “rest and wait.”
We want it all and we want it now!
And as adults and DADs we carry those same characteristics into our many older life stage phases as well.
And when it doesn’t happen on our schedule, and within our time schedule,
many times we as men just forge forward, without guidance nor direction
from anyone else besides our own self reliance.
In Psalm 37:23, David shares, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord."
You see we as men we need order, and there is no one better to “order" our steps, than God.
In Proverbs 16:9, it reads, “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”
You see we can feel it in our heart, believe with conviction what we are doing is important, but we must allow our feet to follow on His path “directed" by our Lord.
If we truly desire to “have all and get now" the Psalmist tells us in Psalm 37:4,7 to
“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass …
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.”
Delight, Commit and Trust in the Lord!
And oh yea…Rest and Wait!
To God be the glory!
“Get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day God gives you!