For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. – Isaiah 55:8-11 (NIV)
Have you ever taken a long road trip? If you had kids along for the ride, more than likely you were bombarded with the age-old question; ‘are we there yet?’ Kids tend to get restless because they don’t quite grasp the concept of the timeframe that it takes to get from point A to point B. The one thing that is familiar to them is the vision you have painted for them in regards to the fun they will encounter once they reach the final destination; on account of that they remain excited and attempt to enjoy the journey.
We are quite similar to little children on this journey in life. God has a divine purpose and plan in regards to where He would like to take each one of us. He typically gives us a snapshot of what the end result will actually look so that we do not stop until the familiarity of the destination aligns with that God-given vision. As we travel on the journey, it requires that we place our total and complete trust in His sovereignty.
Contrary to the fact that we get annoyed by this age-old question; God does not tire of us asking, ‘are we there yet?’ Nevertheless, one thing that He desires for us to do is to relax and enjoy the journey. Our attitude and outlook amidst the journey is probably of equal or more importance than actually arriving at the final destination. Hence, reaching a mile marker on the journey lasts only but a moment until we are off to the next phase of the journey.
Lord, help me to not grow weary on this journey You have set before me. Also, help me to refrain from taking a detour or stopping short of reaching the final destination, especially during the times when I don’t sense Your presence. I commit to doing the last thing that You instructed me to do until You share another mile marker with me. Your Word is trustworthy and will accomplish everything for which it is sent forth.