Have any of you ever see the movie That Thing You Do? It's a movie about the one hit Wonders, a rock and roll band from the sixties that gets discovered, signed to a record label, goes on tour and eventually makes it to L.A. only to run into major troubles. It's on my list of top five movies of all time. Yes, it's that good. If you have seen it you get cool points and you already know how that movie relates to this post.
For those of you who have not had the privilege of seeing this most excellent movie, there is a scene where the band cuts their first record in a church because they haven't yet been signed to a label. After they finish recording they ask the pastor when their records will be ready and pastor replies "Luke 21:19". All the band members look around kind of confused, then the bass player pipes up with "In your patience posses ye your souls."
This is an excerpt of my journal from several months ago:
I have no idea what it is that I'm supposed to be doing. It seems like God knows and won't tell me what's going on. It's like everything in my life is about to come to a head and something has to happen, but I have no idea what. - October 18, 2008
I can't help, when looking back on what I wrote then, thinking that I should have been more patient. As those of you who know me know, something did, indeed, happen. In fact, lots of somethings have happened. God has made many things clear to me since that time. He has given me present task and a glimpse of the future. And I ask myself, why was I so impatient again?
In your patience posses ye your souls.