When I was a little girl, my grandfather brought home the most adorable puppy; black fur with light brown eyebrows and that puppy energy. He didn’t name the dog, though, for the longest time, even though I asked every time I saw him. After having the dog for weeks, he told me he’d finally named the dog: Yet. I asked why he named the dog “Yet,” certainly not a typical pet name. He replied, “everyone keeps asking me if I’ve named him yet, so I named him Yet.”
I started thinking maybe we also need a life that answers to the call of “Yet.”
[shareable]Do you have a life that answers to the call of “Yet”?[/shareable]
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “yet” is defined as: up to now, so far, continuously up to the present, in the future, still to come
Yet is the awareness that all our steps in the past and present build to our future.
When we tune our lives in to God’s lead, we begin to see the threads that connect our past to our present. We see how He has been able to use even our wrong turns and disobedience to guide us to where we are. Every step will be made useful, every experience will shape who we are to become.
All your steps will yet make sense…
Yet is the acknowledgement we are still becoming and there is work still to be done in this season.
When we feel stuck and unable to move forward, maybe we need to acknowledge there is still work to be done here. More healing, more learning, more experience, more dreaming. God may have a reason for keeping you where you are, so figure out why you’re in this place and make the most of it.
There is work yet to be done…
Yet is the promise of more to come in the future.
If we haven’t yet arrived, then there must be more to come. Take hope that you are still becoming, still stepping into your call, still finding your way. The best is yet to come. As we continue to journey closer to God, finding our faith, developing that closer relationship with Jesus, we will find more strength, peace, love, forgiveness, hope, joy, and purpose than we ever knew.
Your life’s purpose is yet to be fully realized…
We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! 1 Corinthians 13:12 (MSG)
Don’t let “not yet” discourage you! Instead, take heart in the “yet.”
Trust in God’s “yet still,” to take all of who you have been and transform it into who you will become. If you’re in the “not yet,” maybe you’re still in the transformation. Submit to “yet” and be the clay in the potter’s hands. Trust that “yet” will lead you to “better yet.”
[shareable]Trust in God’s “yet still” to lead you to “better yet”[/shareable]
[callout]This post is part of the “Imagine God’s Possible” series. For more information or to read other posts in the series, click here: Dream the Impossible… Imagine God’s Possible[/callout]