So we are packed up and ready to go! There are many different emotions that we are experiencing. Excitement of all the possibilities of what the Lord will do! Happiness that we will truly be “empty nesters” for the first time and be able to enjoy one another! Feelings of not knowing what to expect. Doubt has a way of creeping in as it whispers “Are we crazy for selling everything and leaving everyone and thing behind?” Fear of not knowing how the Lord will provide for us? Questions of our competency to do this work are racing through in the back of our minds? Hating to leave our family because our grandkids, as well as our daughters and their husbands have been a huge part of our lives. Leaving friends who have made a lasting impression on us and we can’t just jump on the motorcycle and ride down to see them. And even thoughts of regret of the timing of leaving our church family, especially when several of them are ready to start their OIKOS ministry within their sphere of influence and we want to be there to experience it with them.
Although, all these ‘voices” are trying to be heard and attempting to influence our decisions, The Voice of Truth is Who we need to listen to. The Lord IS faithful and is leading us as we listen to Him. We take so much comfort in the passage of Isaiah 30:21 “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
Are you in a place where you don’t know what to do and you are feeling discourage and confused? Maybe you don’t feel like God answers your prayers? Listen to Him. He is faithful and will show you the way, but you have to LISTEN. I mean really LISTEN. That is the key. Most of us are too busy talking, asking, and complaining and even running ahead of the Lord, but we rarely ever WAIT long enough at His feet to even hear Him speak. Then the even harder part is you have to be ready to OBEY whatever He tells you. Hey if you can’t say ‘Amen’, then you gotta say ‘Ouch’! 🙂 Be encouraged family. Even if we are not faithful, He remains faithful.
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