Patience and Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Friday, September 2, 2016

We're officially in September. Isn't that crazy? It doesn't seem like we should be nearly done with 2016.

With September comes the excitement of the coming Fall season. And with the Fall season comes one of my favorite things about Fall (besides the colors and the gentle temperature drop): Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I know that might be a typical Fall favorite for most, but there's something comforting about the flavor to me.

It seems like tons of people are eagerly waiting for Fall and the Pumpkin Spice season. With images like this, it's hard not to notice the impatience brewing (pun maybe intended):

image found via Google Images, particularly here

Speaking of impatience, there's something I want to talk to you about: patience.

Since I've been in my twenties, I feel like there's been a lot of waiting in my life: I waited for May 17, 2014 so I could graduate college, I couldn't wait to get a job after graduating, I waited for writing opportunities after college, I'm currently waiting to potentially meet the man who will be my future husband...things like that. And all that waiting can be tiresome, honestly.

It's a good thing to know that I'm never alone, though.

God's assured me in His Word that He will be with me through it all (particularly in verses like Deuteronomy 7:9 and Romans 8:28), and if I cling to what's good - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control - it's beneficial in the long run, because "against such things, there is no law."

But here's the cool part: God's already strengthened me in the waiting, and He continues to do so. Plus, it never hurts to pray and bring your concerns to God. In fact, that's what He wants us to do; He wants us to come to Him with everything. In fact, He's already blessed me in ways that I could have never imagined or come up with on my own - in fact fulfilling many of those "waits" I mentioned earlier - so why should I worry about waiting?

So, just like there's a season for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, there's a season for everything. There'll be a time to wait, and there'll be a time to act, and there'll be a time to step out of my comfort zone and see what's out there.

And y'all, it'll all be worth it.


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