Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Today's Post is Sponsored By the Word Yet.
So our pastor at church for New Years service gave a wonderful message about the Power of Yet (actually, I think her actual sermon said it was the Magic of Yet... Same thing for the purposes of this post :-P). She said, no matter where you are, no matter what you have or haven't done, you can use the word yet to give you the hope you need to get there.
And when you think about that, that is a really small but powerful word. "Yet" can go so many places. It can be used in the place of "but", or can be placed as the final word of a sentence before a period. It is almost as awesome as a comma or semi colon. It means you aren't finished; There is more to come.
Let me repeat that: "Yet" means it isn't finished, that there is MORE to come! How inspiring, how hope-inducing is that?
So I started saying it. And I started using it when I was asked about the adoption. It was a way to say, I know that we aren't where I want to be RIGHT NOW, YET we are getting there in the time frame it needs to be. We don't have all the money for the adoption yet.
And it feels good to say it like that. It reminded me that we will get the money. It may take FOREVER (or at least feel like it). I may stress, and then stress Mike out, yet we will get there together. And it will be worth it.
In whatever place you find yourself in, remember the power of yet. Find hope in the things yet to come, and start working on those things that you can.