Wednesday, February 8, 2012

lady in waiting

Ever feel like you are just playing a waiting game?

I do

Okay, so may not constantly, but pretty frequently. 

Many of you do not know our current situation, but my hubs has a degree from Moody Bible Institute and feels called to be a full-time ministry man, particularly in church planting. He is currently receiving more training through our church's Academy of Biblical and Theological studies. I am currently finished my Elementary Education degree that I've been working on for decades, years (like 5). Because of my schooling needs we are here in our home state of West Virginia. We are part of an amazing church, but God simply has not placed us in a ministry position at this point. Not that there haven't been opportunities, but because we have felt that those opportunities were not what would bring God the most glory in our lives. They would require too much compromise on our part (theologically, practically, etc). 

It's hard--all of this waiting. 

We definitely expected our lives to be different at this point. 
We expected...
me to be finished with school
hubs to be fulfilling his passion (ministry) full-time
not to be living on a teeny-tiny income
to be doing something exciting

this is what God planned for us, even though we didn't expect it. 
We've talked much about these things over the past few days, and prayed through them. You know what? Psalm 37 says, 
"Trust in the Lord, and do good, dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act."

If that isn't exciting, I don't really know what is! 
Hard--yes, worth it--yes! 
Trusting is hard stuff. But He's calling us to be faithful in the here and now. 
When our delight is in Him (not in our expectations or our circumstances) our hearts will desire what He gives. Our hearts will desire what He desires for us. 
When we commit our ways to Him--HE will act. We won't have to strive to attain our calling, He will do it.

We are free to live the lives He has called us to 
right now.
So here's to living...

here's to waiting...

not waiting on expectations, not waiting to live, but waiting on 
and his plan.

lady in in waiting



  1. Sending some love your way!

    Happy Wednesday, big sister


  2. Aw, I'm really glad I found your blog! It looks like a good one! :) Found and following through #FF. I appreciate what you said about people posting about the real things of life that aren't always rosy. I've had some major challenges in the last few years, and sometimes I post a little bit about that and wonder if that's too "heavy" for people. But I've always had some good feedback from those posts too, so that's a good thing. Anyway, I'll stop rambling! Have a lovely weekend!


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