We all get caught up in the everyday confusion that is life. It is in America's DNA to always want more. It is why we are such a "blessed" nation! I believe we truly are blessed by God's Grace but we also work really hard! So sometimes it is hard to see what we have because we are working so hard to have more.
I was sitting on our deck in the mountains reading this weekend and I looked up and realized that my childhood dreams had come true! It was shocking really. Growing up in Colorado, all I wanted was a cabin in the mountains. I was even pretty specific about wanting a big screened-in porch. So when I realized I was sitting and reading on my childhood dream porch I was kind of shocked.
We lose track of our early dreams. Sometimes we don't even still want what we thought we did. But somehow, through the years, this childhood dream of mine was realized. How about that! Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the pine trees!
So stop and look around you…have your dreams come true and you have been too busy to notice?
I have been told over and over never to pray for patience. God will send you many things that will try your patience until you finally break and LEARN to be patient. It is not granted to you like a wish it is developed like a muscle!
That being said, Mike and I have really been developing our patience muscle. Our house has been on the market for 2 months. Everyone says the house is perfect. It is 5 bedrooms and 41/2 baths of perfect! It is over 3700 square feet of clean, new, fresh perfect. Priced right, great value, low maintenance. That being said, it has not sold.
I know many of you have gone through this same frustration. Trying to keep a house clean AT ALL TIMES with children and pets and life happening. You will definitely get your patience muscle strengthened.