Marking time? Unfortunately, many in our culture have never learned the lesson that most of life’s problems aren’t solved with the fists. So often we lose the things we love the most in life had we realized sooner that matters of the heart are best solved through the tools that work best in a heart’s garden: patience and humility.
Think about it. We live in a culture that idolizes power, strength and virility. Even women have become captivated with these hallmarks: control and winning at any cost. Losing isn’t an option, whether it’s in sports, business or even between spouses in a marriage.
God’s Word tells us: “So Jacob’s gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp (A man of strength but not always in wisdom)” (Genesis 29:18).
The Biblical patriarch Jacob had always excelled by the strength of his cunning. Controlling the situation and aggressively pursuing his selfish desires were his hallmarks. That worked for a while but eventually, everything he loved was at stake, and he wisely opted for submission. Strength has its moments but weakness has a way of marking time, allowing God to work.
“Heavenly Father, we are often impatient, ready to pour our aggression out on problems that seem insurmountable. Forgive us when we do not reach out first in wisdom to You, mark our time. and seek resolution. In Jesus name, Amen!”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com