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Until moments: Walking in God’s set time for your life

Every morning before I get out of bed, I tell myself I will not fuss.

Then off in the distance I hear my fellas arguing about the bathroom no one is in or complaining about the food they get to eat for breakfast. (C’mon mommas, you feel my pain.)

Ugh! On top of that, one of them is usually moving SLOWLY.

Yes, I will not fuss I tell myself over and over UNTIL.

I have an until, do you?

That moment you are good until

  • the milk spills on the floor when you need to leave the house
  • the car won’t start because someone left the light on in the backseat
  • you get a text about your bank card for an identity theft
  • you realize your spouse left the laundry in the washing machine for a second day
  • you need to leave for work and your kid can’t find his shoe AGAIN

Oh, yes! When those until moments happen, our good intentions of speaking kindly go out the window. Needless to say, we are just no fun to be around.

Often we let until be the set time where our patience runs thin and our attitude is out of control.

Just like I wake up with the intention not to fuss, I also wake up with the intention to walk in faith.

I don’t intend to get scared. I don’t intend to be stressed. I don’t intend to be controlling. I don’t intend to build a wall around my heart. Yet, I find myself dealing with these emotions often. That’s why I need reminders God has a set time for every aspect of my life and I have to put an UNTIL in my heart.

I know I want want to move forward, but I will be still UNTIL God tells me to move.

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Psalm 37:7

I know this hard and I want to leave, but I’m not going anywhere UNTIL God releases me.

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8

I know I want to fix the situation, but I won’t put my hands on it UNTIL God directs my steps.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Leaning in to wait on God, to stay rooted in our faith, and to control our words is a daily decision. Distractions may come (no surprise there), but let’s decide we won’t be moved UNTIL God’s set time.

With you in the journey,

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23 comments on “Until moments: Walking in God’s set time for your life

  1. So good and encouraging! I have so many UNTIL moments with a house full of three little men. Thank you for your uplifting words!

  2. Denise Sutton

    Yes So good! 💕

  3. I love this. So relatable. I have lots of until moments. Thank you for being so transparent about this. Bless you 😊😊

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Don’t we all! Thankfully, we can go to Christ and be strong in Him UNTIL.

  4. It’s so hard for me not to constantly snap at my kids! I’m trying to be more mindful of this ❤️

  5. Love this! Its difficult sometimes!

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Oh, yes ERICA it can be. That is why we need more Until moments in Christ instead of in our own strength.

  6. I have been struggling with this lately and am so happy to stumble upon your post. My “until” momement comes with a burst as I surpressed everything I had been holding back up to that point. I need to trust in God, pray for patience and for forgiveness.

    • Mamie L. Pack

      You are of alone! So many of us suppress our emotions and then have a big explosion. What can you do this week to have less bursts?

  7. So good!!!! Love this! Our suffering can’t compare to the glory that comes out of it ! You are strong and with Christ all things are possible!

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Amen Portia! Leaning more into Him and less in our own strength makes such a difference.

  8. I’m a boy mom and there are a lot of times that you will hear me say Jesus please take the wheel. We all go through something but faith can get us through it. Thank you for being so honest.

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Regina—-boymoms unite!!!! Yes, I had no idea what life would be like with boys. Faith has helped me A LOT!!!

  9. from a mountain of calm to full of until moments, i am now working back to being calm 🙂

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Crazy this those “until” moments pop up. What are your steps to keep your “until” moments in God?

  10. This post is everything! My daughter just got her first apartment and moved yesterday. Hold on to those moments because they go to fast. Believe it or not, you will wish someone would spill the milk or loose their shoe or argue over petty things in the morning. Eventually, you are left with too much quiet!

    Great post!

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Oh, I am truly learning to value the moments more. It seems just yesterday my boys were small, now my youngest is nine. Being present is so important. Thank you for sharing your perspective from someone on the other side. Do you have any suggestions on how to embrace this season with them more?

  11. So many ‘until’ moments, but that can also be a good thing when we’re waiting on God. Great post, Mamie!

    • Mamie L. Pack

      The waiting is vital to our walk with Him. What “until” moments are you walking through in this season?

  12. Oh, this is good! That one word packs a punch, doesn’t it? “Until”. Your post had me thinking, “What are MY ‘until’ moments?” A very healthy thing to think about. Thanks for writing!

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Glad to read you are reflecting on what those moments are for you. So helpful to identify!

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