It was a week of revelations. Some I will share with you, others are too personal.
But here is one of them.
For the last few months, I have heard from many sources about my daughter's performance as Snow Queen in the Nutcracker. Every time I would go to the studio to see her practice, I would either be too early or too late. So I saw it in rehearsal for the first time last week.
My jaw dropped.
I watched as my ballerina daughter became a ballerina woman. All I could think was, "It looks like my daughter, but it can't be!?!" It was. Her performance was stunning (and I'm quoting a lot of people who know what they are talking about).
At the age of 9, she was on stage and had a small 10-second solo. She did her thing, and the audience loved it. I saw it. She was hooked. She loved what she was doing and desired to continue.
People told us that at the age of 13 or 14 she will decide whether she wants to do this for the rest of her life or not. It happened. One day she just blurted out. "I want to become a professional."
But desire and talent had to come together. Sometimes it happens, and sometimes it doesn't. This summer they met head-on, and her talent reached a new level.
Then the culmination of passion, hard work, and talent all came together. I was stunned.
A waitress asked her today, "How long have you been dancing?" The answer of, "12 years" shocked her. She's only 15.
Romans 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
What are you waiting for? Impatience often times indicates an inability to pay the price for what we desire. It can also mean a lack of faith or an immature faith in Christ. In a world of instant gratification that moves at the speed of light, we either get frustrated and quit, or we push ourselves too hard and fail.
Take the time to allow God to lead you at His pace. He knows what He is doing. Be patient with what He is doing. While you may not see it right now, wait. You will. It might take 12 years but believe me, it's worth the wait.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, I desire to humble myself and wait on You. AMEN