I find myself daydreaming about having a small farm on a piece of land out in the country more often then I like to admit. I found this poem written by Patricia Neely-Dorsey. The words “uncomplicated, unhurried, unrushed” are words I dream of. Living on a small farm, homesteading or any lifestyle that includes living off of the land is not an easy road to take. You still have to wake up “before the chickens” to feed animals, do farm chores, garden chores in addition to all of the normal house hold duties that we have to take care of on a daily basis. It is not a glamorous lifestyle but yet, my heart longs for it.
When the heart desires something we tend to start praying for that specific desire. We open our bibles to Psalms 37:4 “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart”. Then we wait and wonder why God isn’t giving us what we want. What proceeds is weeks, months and even years of waiting. This is when we become impatient. Waiting, wondering why, crying when no one is looking and eventually, even though you may not admit it, we become angry at God.
I would be lying if I said I have not been there. People will tell you all of the time to “let go and let God”. I think we hear that saying so often that we forget how very powerful it is. You see Proverbs 19:21 tells us “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails”.
You can take comfort in knowing that while you may choose the path to get there, God purpose for your life will prevail. He knows us better than we know ourselves and I can rest easy knowing that the wait is a perfect time to be closer to Him and delight in Him. Only then will you have peace during the wait. Because at the end of the day, no matter our circumstance, our heart is all he desires.