This morning as I was reading through some email that had gathered over the weekend, I came across this bit of insight. The brother who wrote it is going through a difficult time finding the freedom in body life that he is looking for. In the midst of that he shared this incredible picture:
Maybe that’s what God is doing with me. It seems He is always speaking but I’m not really listening.
Or, we’re listening but, as you say it just takes time for us to see him clearly. I find this is often true of how God makes his direction known to me. I see bits and pieces of things over time, but the understanding of it all escapes me. As I just keep going down the journey with him suddenly all the pieces fall in place, or in your words, the stone finally sinks in. That’s the moment of clarity when we can step forward confident in God’s direction.
Many will say that’s when God spoke to them, but he was speaking all along. It’s just that it may take us a bit to focus in as well as it may take God a bit to bring all the pieces into place. Either way, he is committed to making his word clear to us as we continue to walk with him.
And I am all the more blessed by God’s amazing patience and graciousness.