Life is a Process

I've often found myself living life as though it's a race. I raced to get done with college. I raced til I got to a certain level at work. I've tried to race to get out of debt. Recently, I've been learning that some things in life are a process. 

I want a microwaved meal to taste like a slow roasted, perfectly timed meal. However, "nuking" the meal in the microwave ruins the taste.  

If life went the way I planned, I wouldn't learn anything of value. Because of the love of God, he has a plan that surpasses what I want and think is best. I'm learning to be grateful that there is a bigger picture and God is the one who can see that picture.  

Sometimes doing things slowly results in true learning. Case in point, debt. If I could have waved a magic wand and gotten rid of the debt we have, I would have. We've made choices to pay off our debt and addressed it little by little which resulted in a lasting change. I won't run out and buy something I can't afford as I've learned saving for something I want is more satisfying than paying it off afterwards. 

I was at church on Sunday and we were singing the song, In Christ Alone and many of the choruses struck me. The reason: I was singing exactly what I needed my heart to hear.

What heights of love, what depths of peace

When fears are stilled when strivings cease!

My Comforter my All in All

Here in the love of Christ I stand

 

No guilt in life no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me

From life's first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny

Will you continue to join me as I learn that life is a process and Jesus is the one who holds our destinies?