As a mom of little ones, I used to think, " When they can all get dressed, tie their shoes, and brush their teeth, life will be easier."
As a Christian, I often think," When I finally learn this lesson, then I can think about following this desire God has given me, because I will finally be ready."
As a wife, I find myself wondering, " When will this whole submission thing be my first response?"
As a missionary, I'm often asking the Lord, "When will living in Thailand feel as natural as living in America?"
I guess it is human nature to look ahead to a time when everything seems to be falling into place and life is coming together in a beautifuly. The thing is, though, you will miss out on the here and now. There is beauty and rest found in focusing on the moment you are in, and watching the Lord unfold His story in your life moment-by-moment.
Today, when you find yourself longing for a future time on earth when you think life will be better, pause and take that thought captive. Instead, thank God for where you are now.