But alas, it is now December 2020, and a lot of us have been in this place of holding our breaths since March 2020. We have not made decisions, or plans, and we have refused to see the world for what it is right now by hoping and praying tomorrow, or next week, or next month, and now maybe next year, will be different – better. But there is still hope of playing our hardest and giving it all we have, and leaving every bit of ourselves out there on the field, bloody and muddy, every piece of our body spent in our fight to never give up, never back down, to get up and come back.
So, in true faith to follow fashion, putting aside pride and hustle, believing God for our dreams, pressing on for the prize of the high calling of Christ, let us come together and look at some ways we can discern and know when it is time to “let it go”.
While we are waiting for the time to step into our calling, we have a responsibility and privilege to wait well, to show others in our lives, those who will come up after us, how to wait well.
I have found a method of waiting that helps even this most impatient of souls to wait well and model that waiting to others. I call it the “Be” Attitudes of Waiting…
HOW do we reconcile a dream in our heart, a God to serve faithfully, and a slew of responsibilities waiting for us at home each day? I have found that the best way to reconcile these issues and still remain in faithful communion with the Lord is to do what He asks me to do in every situation I face: one task at a time.
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When I became a mother, I set out on a mission to fulfill my role better than most people would have given me credit. I knew I did not want to raise children who grew up to be adults who did not love the Lord. But, I also did not want to be that mother who did not raise her children in the ideal godly home I had always dreamed of creating for my family. For me, that was the definition of failure, as a mother and a follower of Christ.
Stuck was not an obstacle as much as it was a starting point. The beginning of a new journey. If I were stuck, that meant there were others who were also stuck and would need help to figure out what to do. All I had to do was figure out a way through so I could help lead the way.
I was not looking for healing but the Lord knew what I needed better than I knew myself. I am forever grateful for my new life. And I honor the Lord and give Him all the glory for reaching out to me when I refused to reach out to Him.
There is no greater feeling than helping someone come to Christ through the telling of your story. We all have a story. We all have the same opportunities to share our stories and help others come to Christ. All we need is the faith to follow God for our dreams, and we can be used by God to bring salvation to the world and glory to His name.