Monday, November 18, 2013

Good Wants

I don't know if you have ever fallen in love with a building, but I have. More than once. My most recent structure being the vacant church next door to our apartments.

I actually noticed it years before we moved here. I thought it would be a great venue for weddings and events and Chris and I have been talking about a "place" for our "stuff" forever. But you, know, we didn't have a million dollars laying around which, by the way, was an exceptionally good deal!

I thought it was odd that I ended up moving right next door to the building that I have been WANTING for so long. I mean, I walk out my door, turn right and BAM, there it is, or was, or is beginning not to be.

God is always teaching me about wanting. 

My response to Him is usually a whiny, "Goooood, this is a GOOD want." But He knows I can be voracious--like a mini-Godzilla in my pursuit of what I want, over what He wants for me.
And so I wait.

And watch the church I daydreamed about for so long get leveled and the land prepared for the new YMCA.

1 comment:

White Dalia said...

Often I have been taught about wanting, even if it is a good want. Mostly I just breathe it out, because standing there thinking about the true meaning of why it is not my time just gives me a headache. Thank you for posting this.

Much love.