Good Wednesday afternoon crafty friends! I pray your mid week is going well and you are already setting out BIG plans for the weekend! Today, I'm getting a late start, but I wanted to share a quick, and I mean quick tag that I did with you all.
I have a pile of tags on my desktop that are mop up, clean off the paint brush, use up the modeling paste or stamp off compilations because "we crafters" don't like to waste anything! Some of the tags in that stash may be ones that I started and didn't like where I was going, so I would get frustrated and just throw them in the pile. And.....there they sit! I go through them every other day or so and hope one of them screams "use me for a project!," except I look at them with this deer in the headlights look as if to say, "what am I going to do with it?" So I contemplate for a moment and throw them all back in the pile again!! LOL Please tell me that some of you are like that!! I hate it, to a degree, because I feel like I have in fact in the end been wasteful anyway because then I don't use the tag, they just sit there! I don't like how my mind operates because I sit and think about things TOO much sometimes...LOL!!!
The tag here today is from that pile of "cast off''s" that I tried to embellish and make into "something!" LOL Alas, I did it, with furrowed eyebrows, but still was not satisfied when I got done! I think I was so frustrated with the pile, that I "force crafted" this poor old tag into something that it was not ready to be!! LOL Hence, I should have just waited until the time was exactly right! Have you guys ever done anything like?
Well, the whole ordeal made me think about how sometimes we try to "force craft" situations in our lives only to get an unhappy result! When all along, if we had just waited on the Lord and His timing, not only would have the timing been EXACTLY right, but there would have been a blessed outcome!
In Lamentations of God's Word it says "The Lord is my portion, says my soul, Therefore I have hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently for the salvation of the Lord." (V. 24-26) The Lord is my portion....I love that! The dictionary says that a "portion" is a part of any whole; the part of an estate that goes to an heir or a next of kin; something that is allotted to a person by God." Wow! Go back and read that again! If that is not comfort and encouragement, I don't know what is! As heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, we are privy to the benefits of the Kingdom. In addition, because of Jesus' sacrifice of the cross, we have also been made God's portion (a fragment of the whole) of the WHOLE body of Christ! So I believe, he reserves "the best" for His best...His chosen people, if we would but WAIT ON HIM!
If we can understand the magnitude of being God's best, it strengthens us to wait patiently and silently on Him because we know He only has the best interest at heart for those He has chosen and called for the Kingdom. It is in that, that we can rest and have a peace and a hope, no matter the circumstances or what anything may look like to the natural eye! What is for certain is that His timing is sure and best and the outcome will always be blessed!
What about you? What's in your "cast off" pile? Wait on Him whose love is abundant for YOU and you will be blessed!