I am a future thinker. I like to know what’s going to happen next. I like to be prepared. I like to consult directions when I need help. I don’t like doing things first.
I am also a woman, which is like code word for worry. Yep, worrier right here. I’m working on being better about not being a so worried. Life will go on; at least that’s what I tell myself. And while I believe that to be true I don’t always live it.
When you put those two things together you get worrier of the future. A friend and I were talking about the future today and our worries and fears of what it might hold. I was telling her how I’m done being ‘bad’, doing things wrong, and generally messing up. I’m done not loving people well. It breaks my heart. And yet I am being refined. With every ill timed comment, with every mistake, with every hurt I cause; I am being refined and changed.
I was so encouraged when a few hours later I read this verse:
“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.” Romans 8.18
I don’t have to be so future thinking, because I know what is coming. Glory will be revealed. I don’t have to worry, because now is not the end. Glory will be revealed. But not now. Later. In time, glory will be revealed. And what a sweet promise that is to hold close.
‘In the end it will all be ok, if it’s not ok, then it’s not the end.’ Unknown