Monday, February 10, 2014

The Question we Constantly can't Answer

"Do you know where you are going yet?"

We get the same line of questions each week because people care about us and are praying for us. Never would I think of complaining that people want to be involved in our lives! Just the opposite - I am thankful!

Unfortunately, we don't have an answer that would only take a few minutes to share. Our answer is long and complicated and best summarized as, "We don't know."

In the past 9 months, we have had lots of challenges. Mainly, we have faced many unmet expectations. Not unreal expectations, just normal ones that most people have. God has seen fit to take our lives in a different direction, however, and we are praising Him for his faithfulness on a day-to-day basis. We have food. We have a house. We have great friends and family. And as we wait and wait and wait, our goal is to be faithful on a daily basis in what the Lord gives to us. What does that look like? It looks like me going to work. It looks likes serving others in whatever way we can. It looks like fellowship with friends. It looks like cleaning the house and car maintenance. It looks like making little decisions and doing as much as we can to make the process go quicker.

I'm so glad everything in our life has purpose. How depressing would it be to have a "trial" and not understand that God works through them to conform us to the image of Christ? There is purpose and reason behind all that goes on in our lives! Hopefully, this is cultivating me to be a person who desires God's glory more than my personal desires.

So, when I say, "we don't know," I am not avoiding the subject or trying to be vague (that's not me). We really don't know what will happen over the next weeks and months, but we hope our life demonstrates trust in God and a desire for his name to be exalted in our life.

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