Right vs. Easy.



Honestly, how true is this quote?  Earlier this evening, I set off on a venture to organize and simplify my life before I head back to school in two weeks - but alas, I was sidetracked when I decided to read through my journal.  I enjoy doing this every once in a while just to be reminded of the things God has done and is doing in my life, which is always good fun!  In reading, I came across an entry this summer in which I wrote the phrase "just because it's easy doesn't mean it's right".  Here's what I think: it's not always extremely clear, by there is a difference between the thing that is right and the thing that is easy; and sure, sometimes what is right IS easy.  Sometimes.  Most of the time, however, it's not.  In fact, what is right is often difficult.  I am reminded now of the song lyric, "Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same" (The Fray, All At Once).  

For me, this difficult but right thing is the discipline of patience: waiting on His timing, waiting for His purpose to be revealed, waiting.  I know that it's what's right, but it's pretty tough.  It would be so much easier to do what I want to do, to seek after my heart's desires on my own.  But in the depths of my heart, I know that is not what's right, nor what'd be best for me.  And so I will wait and stand confident in the truth that He knows what He is doing, that His timing is perfect, that He knows the desires of my heart, and that He loves me as his beloved daughter.  Because He so does!

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