I finally after several months of stop and go reading have finished reading Mark Batterson‘s Wild Goose Chase! If you know me, you know that I don’t read many books outside of my Bible and school books. However since my school work is all done and I have had some down time at work I was able to take advantage of it.
Mark says in his book that he prayed for every person who reads this book in reading it at the right time in their life. Well Mark, I know that even though this has been intermitten reading that each time I have picked it up I have wanted to throw it back down because I know that God has used your words to impact my life. It is just like when Christopher and I started dating.. scary and cool.
The thing that suck out the most to me in reading this was on page 138 when Mark says “The longer you wait, the more you appreciate.” Since I feel like I have been waiting forever to finish school I do think that I appreciate ‘the end is near’ more then I would have 10 years ago when I was fresh out of high school. Not only that but I appreciate the experiences that I have had that I might not have had if I was done in school when I was suppose to.
Right now I feel that Chris and I, along with the kids, are Chasing the Goose. Right now though we are just waiting for the door to close or one to open. I reality I am sure that we are waiting on something, yet that something has not yet been revealed to any of us. I also know that there is A LOT to be accomplished between now and the open or closed door. Of course in the end, it will totally be worth the wait.
I am looking forward to starting Marks’ first book In The Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day as part of a small group series we will be doing. I am sure that God will give me more and more tips on this waiting process.
Thanks Mark for sharing your heart in your book. I know for me it has made the waiting maybe a little easier and more adventurous.