God has been moving me from my comfort zone into the unknown of change. A change that took me by surprise, that tested most fibers in my being. However, I learned a few lessons along this journey into the unknown. Over the next few post, I will share them with you.
The Tell Tale Signs
Have you ever got that feeling in the pit of your gut, that something is not right but you just can not put your finger on it? That is how I started the summer. This summer felt different. I had a hard time trying to make myself figure out a summer schedule. Most events, I was flying by the seat of my pants so to speak. The only thing I knew for sure was school was starting sometime in August and we were paid for the school year.
Here Comes The Storm
However, the storm clouds began to start rolling in. Less than 12 hours later, my emotions were all over the place. Up to this point, school was to start in less than three weeks away and the call from one of the parents was…the school leaders and the pastor was going to have a meeting in the morning to decide if they will be able to provide school this year. I called upon some mighty prayer warriors to join with me in prayer. The Words spoken to me from God was “trust in Me, trust the plans I have for you.”
Prepared to Unprepared
I was concerned but not convinced that the school would be closed. At last, the word came in that made me realize I was in the storm. They had made the decision to not hold school this year. I was heartbroken over the news. I was taken back by their decision so late in the summer. I went from a place of being prepared to find us unprepared. But all the while God was speaking to me.
In God’s perfect timing, I had just started a new devotional that is on the lines of Jesus Calling and a part of that day’s reading rested on my heart and mind.
“I have a plan for you, but how hard are you working to keep on track with it? For My plans do not come and unfold merely one season after another. Rather, they come daily and moment by moment. Kneeling At The Foot Of The Cross”
God has a way of shaking us up and moving us out of our comfort zone. Though the unknown can be scary, we need to trust in God and trust the plans He has for us. He knows what lies ahead and He wants us to stretch out our hands towards Him.
The thing I am not very good at is waiting. But that was the lesson I needed to learn in this storm. I needed to learn how to wait upon the Lord…. The next time we met I will share what I learned while waiting upon the Lord.
In His Love, Crisi