Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Where to From Here

Here's a question for you. When you're completely unsure about what step to take next, what step do you take? The answer, as life and it's many situations have taught me is that you go absolutely nowhere. You stop, you pray. And then you wait.

It's one of the hardest things you will ever have to do. It's like trying to stay still when you can see someone about to be hurt. But if you rush in too quickly, you'll end up not helping, but only making the situation worse. And so you wait till that still, small voice says, "Now."

This is where I find myself. I'm not leaving Fiji for now, and so I look forward to the coming weeks with anticipation. Not of what I'm going to do, but rather what God is going to do. I'm just as unsure and confused as I was yesterday, but I don't matter in this situation. A soldier on the battlefield doesn't need to know why he's been placed within enemy lines, only that he has a very important mission. His job is to wait for orders, and then complete them.

So God, I'm waiting for my orders!

Behind enemy lines, threatened on every side... yet strangely safe. Unsure about where I'm supposed to go next, or why I'm being kept here for longer... but at peace with that decision. Staring into a dark, unknown room... but knowing that I'm here for a purpose.

So... where to from here?


Bonnie said...

still praying...!


"God told Abraham to rise and take his little boy
To a lonely place they called Maria’s hill
God said, “There you’ll sacrifice your precious pride and joy;
But you’ll be blessed in ways I cannot tell.”
He said, “Lord, I trust your perfectness as You move from up on high
And though this trial is pressing me, this is how I will reply.”

If this is what God wants, if this is what God says,
Then who am I to doubt or try to figure out the circumstance?
If this is what God chose for me in all His majesty,
Then surely I can trust and lean on what God says.

Sometimes the storms we face in life are not what we would choose.
If we had the power to choose them for ourselves
We would take the easy road thinking there’s no way to lose.
We would miss the blessings of His will.
So we must trust his perfectness as He moves from up on high.
And when those trials are pressing us, this is how we should reply:

If this is what God wants, if this is what God says,
Then who am I to doubt or try to figure out the circumstance?
If this is what God chose for me in all His majesty,
Then surely I can trust and lean on what God says."

You have my prayers! You have an amazing attitude. God WILL use you and bless you. He is working out His plan for you.

Isaiah 43:18, 19 "Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland."

Anonymous said...

“Roll upon Jehovah thy way, trust upon Him, and He worketh.” Psa. 37:5 YT

This calls our attention to the immediate action of God when we truly commit, or roll out of our hands, into His, the burden, of whatever kind it may be . . . a way of sorrow, of difficult, of physical need, some dear one for whose conversion we have been anxious.
“He worketh.” When? Now. We are so in danger of postponing our expectation of His acceptance of the trust, and His undertaking to accomplish what we ask Him to do, instead of saying as we commit, “He worketh” even now! and praise Him that it is so. The very expectancy enables the Holy Spirit to do the thing we have rolled upon Him. We are not trying to do it anymore. “He worketh!” Let us not put our hands on it again.
Is it some need in your own being? . . . temper, impatience, worry; concern about your lack of conformity to the image of Christ? Roll it on Him. Refuse to make any self-effort. Depend on Jesus to accomplish it by the power of the Holy Ghost, and say and keep saying, “He worketh.” Oh, what a relief it brings! He is really at work on this difficulty. But someone may say, “I see no result.” Never mind, “He worketh” if you have rolled it over and are looking to Jesus to do it. Faith may be tested, but “He worketh”; the Word is sure. Begin to roll upon Him one thing after another, and rejoice that “He worketh,” and that He is able to keep that “which I have committed unto Him against that day.” II Tim. 1:12