Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord. Psalms 27:14
I will be the first to admit I do not know what God wants me to do with my life! From day to day, I think it is changing. Some days I feel like He is calling me to get up off my couch and DO something. Other days, I feel like He is saying to me, “Just wait. The timing isn’t right yet.”
Last night I saw the VERY FIRST EVER printed copy of the book I co-wrote in the spring. We met to put together a marketing plan. Since all proceeds go directly to my church, a committee will help move along this marketing phase.
As I sat and listened to the options, it was clear to me that I have very little control over this process. I wanted to jump up and DO something, but I have to wait. I could clearly discern from God that He did not need my actions yet. I felt like He was whispering to me, “Get ready. You will need to act soon!”
The day will come when I need to travel around to local churches and try to market the book. We have high hopes that this book will make enough money to help us build a church building. However, I don’t have the power to make that happen! God does, but not me.
We usually think that God is calling us to act, to do something, to make a change, to help someone. My calling from God, for now, seems to be to wait. Brace yourselves! When the wait is over, God’s plan will be amazing!