I waited several months for Jen Wilkin's new book In His Image to release, and it did not disappoint. I devoured it over the past few days, but I'm still taking time to savor it and think through its implications for my life.
Simply, In His Image is a book about the attributes of God that mankind has the privilege of imaging. In fact, when we image God's character in our daily lives, we live out our truest identity as image bearers. I have more to write and share about this along with a review of In His Image. But for now, there is something that Jen Wilkin wrote in this new book that I felt compelled to write and share about.
It comes from the chapter titled "God Most Patient". You can see where this is going.
This paragraph describes my struggles with being impatient and trusting God's timing. Does it describe your struggles as well?
We live in an Amazon culture - where we expect and demand that things happen on our timeline, but God is not Amazon and his timeline is often different from ours.
Instead of frustrating us, God's patient control over our lives should humble us. If we serve the God of the Bible, we serve a God not made with human hands. He does not play by our rules nor bend to our will, but instead he calls us to live, breathe, play by, and bend to his rules and his timeline.
We're all waiting for something, and I hope that this encourages you today as God calls you to patiently wait where ever you are. God is not Amazon, and he is infinitely greater at providing good things on his delivery schedule.
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