It's been over 5 years of blog writing, and as I look back and read some previous ones, one thing sticks out - they are getting shorter - and that is probably a good thing to keep your attention!
Patience, that is one thing most of us do not have in this world of instant everything, and the one thing that can always keep us struggling. But those who wait on the Lord will find strength. God promises this to us in the book of Isaiah, but how often do we really wait? More than likely we run ahead of God and create our own mess that he has to bail us out of.
And, of course, this process wears us out to the point of despair. However, if we can ever get the waiting right (at least most of the time), that promise is followed by another, They will fly high on the wings of eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
In other words, as the Eagle does, we will fly above the struggle with a chance to see where we went wrong and make a course correction. And that, my friends, requires a whole lot less energy when we soar with the wind at our back instead of flying against it.
Waiting- something I have had hard lessons to learn, but probably a top five way to get wisdom. I couldn't wait to write this after impatiently going through all of those old blogs to see if I have written one like this before. In fact, I quit before I got half way through.
Oh well, looking for progress not perfection!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.