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Posted on February 20th, 2018.

Delayed. As I travel through airports across the world, this is a word I often see. Even today, as this e-mail is being written, I experienced this frustrating word. I do not enjoy it. As my phone dings with yet another “delayed” notification, I never find myself responding, “Yippee! I’m so excited to sit here longer and make my connecting flight that much tighter!” No, I usually respond with a sigh and frustration.

I’m just being honest!

In life, we often seem to get a “delayed” notification on our dreams, our plans, our goals. We feel God gives us a vision for the future, but it gets stalled and won’t move forward. We can choose to get mad and frustrated or we can grab another cup of coffee, open a good book (or THE Good Book), and wait. We seem to like the word “wait” about as much as “delayed,” but sometimes that’s exactly where God wants us.

Waiting. Trusting. Seeking.

From God’s perspective, delays are not mistakes. God may be allowing all the right components to synchronize for the exact timing that only He can see. Let’s learn to be patient while being delayed.

I’m on my way…my flight is about to depart!


With Love,


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, 

and He will make straight your paths. 

Proverbs 3:5-6

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