When you woke up this morning, did you wish that things could be a little different than they actually are? Is there something you are waiting for to happen, some dream that has yet to be fulfilled? Perhaps you are doing all you can to succeed at some endeavor or a calling that God has placed in your heart, yet you don't see the open doors or results you expected to see at this point in your life. That is where I find myself this morning and yet I know that God has a plan that he will reveal at just the perfect time.
Waiting for God to work in our lives, to answer our prayers, and to give us clear direction is difficult. In a world of overnight sensations, high speed communication, and instant this-and-that, we somehow expect God to operate on our timetable. But God doesn't always propel our books to best-seller status or give us the promotion we feel we deserved. Sometimes he leaves us in the rut of our present circumstances where he teaches us that there can be ministry in the mundane activities of cleaning house, weeding flower beds, and caring for our families. He gives us chances everyday to be faithful in the little things so that in due time, we can handle the larger things he has prepared for us.
Scripture tells us that "we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" (Ephesians 2:10) and that "no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" (1 Corinthians 2:9). Knowing that God has his eye on you and that in his perfect timing he will fulfill his purpose in your life, relish the rut you are in, enjoy God's presence even in the midst of mediocrity, and look for your extraordinary God in the ordinary circumstances of life. He is right there with you. Enjoy him today and know that as you are faithful in the little things of life, he is preparing you for greater works yet to come!