I Still Believe

Have you ever felt like God was calling you to do something big and scary?  And everything around you points to following God and having faith that this is His plan.  So you decide to do this big scary thing.  You take a deep breath, pray, pray, pray, and take a leap into the uncertainty.  You do it.  You really do it…and you’re excited to see how God works in this, the scariest situation you have ever had the courage to do.

But then, you come to a major road block.  And God is telling you to wait.  Now, instead of that Holy Spirit voice deep down inside you saying “Follow Me”  it’s saying “Wait on Me”. 
Why does He do this? 
It’s frustrating…(can I say that?)
Because I’m ready to go forward with this.  I’m ready to trust that His plan is perfect.  And even though it’s scary and not anything I would have planned I’m ready to see Him show up in all of this. 

It’s now been a few days since I first found out we were at a standstill.  I’ve had time to process a little and grieve a lot.  I’m not sure where we are headed.  But I have decided that I still believe that God has his hand on the situation.  I still believe that God has a perfect plan.
I still believe.

Have you ever been called by God to do something scary , then He told you to wait?
Share your thoughts…


Disclaimer: This is not a post about our precious little Beaux in Haiti. We are leaving on Friday to go for another visit with him. I can’t wait to see see him and share our experience with you next week. Please join us in praying that the adoption process there would move smoothly and quickly.


Jesus Calling

This is what I read this morning in my favorite devotional, Jesus Calling. If you don’t have that book or app please get one for yourself . It’s really that amazing. Jesus Calling March 11 Walk by faith, not by sight. As you take steps of faith, depending on Me, I will show you how much I can do for you. If you live your life too safely, you will never know the thrill of seeing Me work through you. When I gave you My Spirit, I empowered you to live beyond your natural ability and strength. That’s why it is so wrong to measure your energy level against the challenges ahead of you. The issue is not your strength but Mine, which is limitless. By walking close to Me, you can accomplish My purposes in My strength. For we walk by faith, not by sight. -2 Corinthians 5:7 nkjv Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. -Galatians 5:25 This adoption journey we have been on for the last year has been all about faith. And we have learned to recognize God’s voice and let Him lead us on the path He has already prepared for us. At times it has been uncomfortable and other times we have experienced abounding joy. We are so very thankful to Him for setting us on this path. And we will continue to walk close with God no matter where He leads us in the future.