Do you ever wish there were a big “GO THIS WAY” sign from above?
Or at least a caution, or stop sign?
For those of you who have written to me saying “I admire your faith!” I thank you, but you should be informed that it’s not all that admirable. I struggle in a plethora of areas, just like everybody else.
Today I want to share that one of my biggest frustrations is the way God communicates with me sometimes.
I believe He gives us free will and I truly believe it doesn’t matter where we go, He is always there. So why is it I can’t seem to figure out which city E and I should move to next? Or which place God is really “calling us” to? For those of you who don’t know, we’re currently in small town Indiana planning to move in June to either Brooklyn, NY or Chicago, IL.
And that’s just one example. I beg God to give me answers all of the time. When should we open up our home to be foster parents? What is it that He really wants me to do with my life? Should I continue teaching? Am I supposed to focus on writing? Who should I be investing my time into?
Some people seek these answers from Him and then feel a distinct path is laid out before them. Some people say, “He’ll either open or close some doors and then you’ll know.” Heck, even I’ve said that and am hoping for it.
But what do we do in the times when God doesn’t give answers? Or when the communication with Him isn’t clear?
I believe we wait, patiently trusting Him to come through, praying fervently with expectation, and believing that He will bless and provide for us wherever we go. No matter which career path we choose or whatever it is we’re contemplating, if our hearts are beating for His name and we’re open to how He wants to use us for His glory, it will be just fine. In that, we can find relief from all anxieties that come with the unknown.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. -Psalm 37:5