Little Katie was excited as she climbed into the back seat of the car. Her family was going to visit Grandma and Grandpa! They had to drive about 250 miles from Houston to Dallas. After about 50 miles, Katie started to get antsy so she asked, “Are we almost there?” Her dad answered, “No, sweetie, we’re still pretty far.”
After another fifty miles, Katie asked again: “Are we there yet?” This time her mom said, “No, not yet, dear.” Katie tried to sit still but she was too excited. Fifty miles later she asked, “NOW are we almost there?” Her dad said, “No, we still have about 100 miles to go.” Katie thought for a moment and then asked, “Daddy, am I still going to be four years old when we get there?”
That's a little excerpt from my book Truth, Dare, Double Dare. I'm sharing it today because I suspect we've all felt like Katie at times. It's hard to be patient when we’re waiting for something exciting to happen (or for something we don’t like to finish). For example, I got my clear aligners from the orthodontist last Wednesday and every day I think, "I'm so over this!" But I also know that God will give me the patience and grace I need to stick it out for a year to see the good results.
You may be waiting for a special occasion, such as a baby's birth or a wedding; you may be hoping for a promotion at work; you may be working toward paying off a debt; or you may be counting down the days until graduation or a loved one returning home.
Hang in there. Don't lose out on today's blessings and joys because you're so focused on some point in the future. Choose today to enjoy the entire journey, not only the final destination!
Have a hope-filled day. . . and keep reading if you could use a little more encouragement about finding peace in the day to day. :)
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