I remember when I was very young we would take Sunday drives through the countryside. Sometimes we ventured even further, and I remember one time in particular Daddy decided that he wanted to drive to Florida to visit relatives. We lived in Georgia at the time, so it wasn’t too terribly far. Mama hadn’t really packed for a long trip so we had to stop and get food for sandwiches and drinks to hold us over until we could stop for the night. (Funny thing, that’s really all I remember about the entire trip, I guess I was too young.)
The rest of the trip isn’t really important, but being willing to spontaneously go when the Lord calls you is important. In our daily routines, we schedule everything, but time with God. I was thinking about how often I find myself stuck when trying to decide the next move to make in ministry, or in any other decision I must make. Sometimes I find myself pondering a move, so long that I talk myself right out of it.
Could it be that it really wasn’t God’s will for me to do x or y? Over the years, I am finally learning to wait on the Lord. I will not budge until I am confident that the Lord wants me to move. Call it procrastination, or fear, but just the same, I know that the Lord is in control of my life, and if I wait on him, he can lead me down the path that he has laid out for me to walk.
It has kept me calm and focused on the very things that will matter in my life, my family, my walk with God, and my future. It is all safe in his arms. In this week’s Lattereign, I discuss the open door.