Today before my entanglement walk, I had Micah 7:7 on my heart, and I couldn't shake it.
"As for me, I will seek the Lord. I will wait on the God of my salvation, because he hears me."
Over the course of the last few weeks, God continues to hammer away at my heart in the chambers that involve waiting, patience, and listening. Here's the thing, I don't want to do any of those things right now. In fact, perhaps you feel me, I simply don't have time right now for waiting, patience, or listening. My family is on the cusp of possibly being without a lot resource and the job that provided many of those resources. We are in need of a plan, a direction, and an action on God's part.
I mean, He does know that, right?
Have you ever shot a bow and arrow? I remember the few moments when I have been able to do so. My muscles can feel the tension of a drawn arrow while I aim for something I don't yet see. I can feel the second I line up with my target and release the tension to let the arrow fly.
Can you imagine what it is like to be the arrow in my hands? I have to imagine it also feels the tension of waiting to let fly. I have to imagine it wants to trust me even though it does not see the bullseye to which it is being aimed, but it must be so hard to wait until I have lined it up before I let it fly.
I have to imagine myself an arrow not yet prepared to fly in the hands of a skilled Archer who is still lining me up with His purposes for my life, and in the tension of the waiting I am actually being lined up, aimed, and prepared to let fly for the target ahead.