A Season of Time

This past Thursday I had my first surgery which included having my wisdom teeth removed. All four were impacted and needed to come out before they ruined my 5 years of orthodontic work. Although I woke up in more pain than I have in the past few days the Lord has been teaching me so much and with that I'll share just a few key things he's pointed out to me.

1. Things take time. I'm such an impatient girl and I don't want to recover or stay in bed all day but I've learnt that healing takes time. In order for me to recover fully from my surgery it is essential that I stay in bed and try to rest. This has been such a difficult challenge for me because I want to keep doing things.

2. Time is also very important with relationships. Our hearts can be so fragile and when we hurt each other it takes time to heal. There must be a season of healing and in order for that to happen time comes into play.

3. God doesn't run on human time. The Lord has everything perfectly planned. He has put me on this earth at this exact time to serve and glorify Him. God has given me gifts and my personality for my generation, not David's or Paul's generation but mine. The Lord knows the plans he has for me and I am learning more about what that really means to trust God and his timing.

4. I leave on my adventure in ninety-four days! The Lord has used this time before my trip to prepare my heart for certain things that I will be experiencing. Although I am sure there will be a lot of things that I will not be ready for the Lord has let me establish a love so deep in my heart for the girls that I will be living with. I'm not sure how to explain it except that I love these girls already and I don't even know their names. I am so humbled that the Lord is preparing my heart for South Africa and so excited that I get to see first- hand those changes in my heart already!

Although I don't want to be lying in bed another moment, God has used this time to teach me some very important lessons.

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