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And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.  Hebrews 11:6

(Photo courtesy of office.microsoft.com.)Definition of the word yet? Webster’s defines it as: in addition; besides; up to now; continuously up to the present or a specified time; at a future time; eventually.

Think of the times you've remarked—with a hint of cynicism—that an unmet desire hasn’t happened yet. With cynicism as a companion, yet means highly unlikely. Every unmet expectation becomes another brick added to the wall of unbelief. Yet holds out little or no hope. It gives up on someone, something, and maybe even God. Yet may be the idol of unbelief. 

Now, recall the times of stating your object of desire hasn’t transpired yet, but with a gleam of hope in your eye and an ounce of faith in your heart, you are waiting for the future time—the eventually of your dreams. Yet doesn’t construct a brick wall here, it destructs the concrete blocks of negativity. Yet sets its eyes like a racehorse with blinders to keep the goal of the finish line in plain view. The finish line is there, no matter how far away it may seem. You may expire before you reach it, but you will die reaching and believing for the goal. 

Hebrews tells us that without faith it is impossible to please God. Those who come to Him must believe that He is. He is what? He is a God of your yet … my yet. He rewards those who believe He is a yet-kind-of-God, faithful even when we are faithless. He reaches down when we can barely look up. Yet looks up instead of around, forges ahead when others stay in the box, throws away the odds, eliminates the statistics, and keeps a distance from the naysayers in life. Yet hears the cheers of those on the sidelines rooting, believing, and praying. 

Your yet may be today, tomorrow, next week, next year, or off in the distant future. Choose your companions wisely. They will either keep you from your desired finish line, or cross it walking hand in hand with you! 

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Dawn Mooring

Dawn Mooring is an experienced speaker, teacher, and author. She has been published in The Upper Room, Christian Devotions, Inspireafire, and is a guest blogger for several ministries. Dawn has counseling certification through Grace Ministries International and in women’s ministry through American Association of Christian Counselors. Her passion is to know God and His Word and to share the abundant life found in Christ. Dawn is a television co-host on The Christian View. She has been a guest on the television programs Atlanta Live, Friends & Neighbors, and Babbie’s House. For more info, check out www.dawnmooring.com, and read her devotion blog. Dawn has written two Bible studies. Her latest book When Lions Roar (How to Tame a Wild Tongue) is now available on Amazon.com.