“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28
Taking a risk. Choosing the “other” path. Going in the opposite direction. Running when the signs say walk. Jumping when clearly you were meant to just stand. Knowing when to stop and actually make a U-turn: surrender. How many times have we headed down a path which we think will lead us to our destiny only to end up having to retrace our steps to reinvestigate why we went that way in the first place? I have done this so many times in my life time and every time, it is in the one moment when I throw my hands up in surrender that the reality of it all is displayed before me. Take for instance this getting a new home. As soon as I thought I was ready to seek out a new home, I jumped. I looked at what I thought was the most perfect home, knowing I would have to overlook the fact that it was on a very busy road and not really the perfect scenario. However, I tried to pursue it only to have my dream crushed. God had taken away my hope for a new home. So with my head in the downward position I pouted and walked back from whence I came. Soon God renewed my hope, so I thought, and we peeked in on another home with a better location only to discover by the time I could even look at it, it had sold. Wow, really? Disappointment started to seep in quickly and once again I just accepted were I was in my home arrangement and placed the dream aside. I surrendered it to God.
Wouldn’t you know only a little while later God presents me with this opportunity for a new home, a perfect home. A house where the deer roam and the woods beckon quiet reflection times. A home big enough to move my dad in with us; a place to finally call a home. The catch? I had to have patience. I have to wait for God’s timing on all aspects of this adventure. We have to sell my dad’s home and get an affordable loan, as this house is out of my range of affordability, but not God’s. Every time I say there is no way, He shows me light upon the path and renews my hope. With God all things are truly possible, if only we could get that etched in stone in our brains so that it is the first and last thing we think upon every day. I know with the upcoming publishing of the book, there will be a new avenue of some cash flow, but I cannot get ahead of myself. I plan on doing this the right way and by closely following on the heels of God is the only way it is going to happen.
Why is it so hard for us to wait for the better God has for us? We want that instant gratification in all aspects of our lives, but when we do that, there is no peace and no glory to God. As my story of a new home unfolds it is such a God story from the beginning I assure you the ending will be just spectacular! I look forward to posting in future blogs pictures of my new home. I am convinced God has set this adventure in motion knowing that all along He had something so much better in mind for me then that first home. God is faithful to give us the desires of our hearts because He loves us that much. What are you waiting for? Is there something in your life that seems like it will never happen? Have you looked closely at the situation? Looked close enough to see if God is really in it? Sometimes He does things to protect us even when we just cannot see it.