Mr Incredible-What are you waiting for?
Boy-I don't know, something incredible I guess.
This quote is from the film The Incredibles which is one of my favourite animated films. It is one of those films that is shown around Christmas time and it is one of the adverts for it that caught my attention. In the advert Mr Incredible has just arrived home and a little boy is sitting on his tricycle when he asks the question "what are you waiting for?" The little boy looks for a second and replies "I don't know, something incredible I guess".
Sometimes I feel as though God is saying to me "What are you waiting for?" And often my answer does seem to amount to me replying "I don't know, something incredible I guess."
I wonder how many other people are the same or who have had similar experiences in their lives. We are sat there waiting for something to happen, but when we are challenged by anyone on what it is we are waiting for we can not explain exactly what it is we are waiting for. We sit there wanting God to show us exactly what to do and when to do it, we want to be led like children with God holding our hand as we walk through life.
Although God will always provide for us because He is our Father, like any parent He delights when we go out in to the world and achieve. He is proud of us when we take the initiative and follow on from where Jesus left off, doing His will and building His kingdom. Often we get caught up in the process of praying for assistance, praying for guidance and praying for help. Sometimes what is required is us to stop waiting for God to do something incredible and go start doing His will now. There is no denying that God could do everything without us, but that is not the way He works, as I said He is our Father and wants us to do well and grow. He wants us to grow in love and His spirit by learning constantly, and the best way to learn is always to go out and do. Practising being like Him in our daily lives, yes making mistakes, but always learning and always growing in a direction that will make Him pleased.
So, what is it you are waiting for? Something Incredible?
We have been told what God wants us to, we have been shown by Jesus the way we should live. What is it we are waiting for, go out in to the world and live as we have been taught and shown. When God wants us to do something incredible He will let us know in no uncertain terms. Until then get out there Kingdom building.
This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.