Waiting On The Lord | Lessons From The Farm

If you've been following us on Facebook and Instagram you probably saw our little rescue over the weekend. Yesterday afternoon when I was checking the pool filter I happened to look up only to see a little face that kind of looked like a skeleton's head and big ears. Quickly I retraced my steps, retrieved the camera -I wasn't about to stick my face over the edge of the pool to see what it was and run the risk of getting it in my face- and Mr. Cottage. 

After holding the camera over the edge and snapping a few pictures my guess was confirmed. A bat. Yes, you read that right B-A-T bat. Somehow it had taken a dive and now sat just above the water line looking mostly drowned. Our guess is it was trying to drink and fell in. Thankfully for it, Mr. Cottage was able to scoop it out with our net.

It's kind of ironic that we do the same thing. We rush ahead without seeking His will, we dive in at the first sign of something glittery without a thought about if this is His plan for our lives. I'm just a guilty as the next gal. We get caught up, sidetracked if you will or maybe we get tired of waiting on Him. It's so easy.

We can do it on our own! Girl power, pixie dust and whatever else and then we end up in a situation something like the bat. Alone, hurting and scared. In way over our head with no hope of getting ourselves out and needing someone bigger than us to swoop in and rescue us.

But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31  KJV

It's easier to attempt to grip the controls of our life than move over and let God take the pilots seat. But when we wrestle the controls back from His hands and insist on our own way we miss all of the amazing things He has planned for our lives.

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. Jim Elliot

We can't keep the controls, every time we try we only end up in the proverbial pool. But when we allow Him to steer our lives we will end up where we never imagined. 


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