I have so far to go.
Never before has the gap, between who I am today and the person God ultimately created me to be, felt so wide. I have so many unmet goals and unfulfilled dreams. So many character flaws and integrity issues. Bad habits and besetting sins.
I know that I am on the path.
I know that progress has been made.
I know that the process is taking place.
But it’s not enough.
I want to get “there” already. Wherever “there” is. Though I’ve been told so many times before to, “enjoy the journey,” if the truth be told, I’m tired of the journey. Can’t I just arrive at my destination already?!
But in the midst of my anxiousness and discontent, I am reminded of yet another timeless truth from the Word of God:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7
Simply stated: Prayer precedes peace.
There does exist an antidote to anxiousness. A cure for discontent. The solution is prayer. The promised outcome is peace.
And tonight, based on the severity of my condition, I think I’m gonna’ give it a shot.