Right now I’m in a land in between.
I’ve been in this land before, but it looked quite different. I guess you could say as I’ve changed, my view of the land has changed as well. It doesn’t look so scary. It doesn’t look so lonely. In fact, it’s sunny, with just a hint of excitement.
Two weeks ago I prayed to God to give me more time to focus on Him. He took my job.
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20
I have feeling I’m going to be living that verse awhile. That’s not a complaint.
I asked for time, and He gave it to me in abundance.
He’s so funny sometimes.
And ideas…wow the ideas He has given me to move forward in ministry is almost overwhelming. Ben told me the other day that I need to get a notepad and pen and jot them down, because they just keep flowing.
Not my ideas. They are way too good to be my own ideas.
This is living in the center of God’s Will. In the hardships, there’s joy. There’s excitement for more. There’s no looking back at the past because I am so busy looking at what lies ahead.
I think of the verse in the bible of Lot’s wife, who looked back when God commanded her to move forward. No looking back.
For a long time I’ve wanted to own my own business. It’s been a desire for so many years.
In my last job, I worked it like I owned it. Recommending the cutting of costs wherever it made sense. Caring about my customer as if it was me buying my product – essential to retain business. Working longer hours than if I were collecting a paycheck and going home. I poured all of who I was into it.
But it wasn’t mine to pour that dedication into.
It trained me. Helped me to think in another way.
It prepared me for my next step.
I believe now is that time.
In the last week, I have had a few amazing opportunities presented to me. The money attached to one of them was incredibly tempting. But God has prepared me for something else. I am so thankful for all of the people out there who believe in me.
I appreciate your continued prayers as we take these next steps and make these next decisions.
The land in between can look very different, based on perspective. Regardless of what you’re going through, God is using it to prepare you for something bigger. What land in between are you going through? What is your perspective? Do you see it as a hardship you can’t overcome – feeling hopeless and ready to give up – or are you seeing it as a way you’re being prepared for something more?
Turn it over to God. He will provide. In abundance.