Archive for July 19th, 2012

And I have a ticket!

It is amazing how quickly God does things once He is ready.

I was talking with a friend today about how to handle a time of waiting. I have certainly been in a time of waiting recently. Nothing to do but wait. I simply did not have the financial resources to make this trip happen. I thought God had called me to return to Uganda, but unless He provided the resources, I would not be able to go.

I prayed. Friends and family prayed. After four months, with just over three weeks left to go, I was $2925 short of my $3000 needed. I didn’t want to make this about the money, but the reality was that unless God funded the trip, I would not be going.

At crucial moments, when my spirits were low and I was wrestling with indecision and doubt about whether I had heard God correctly, friends would call or email to ask how it was going, and to tell me they were praying.

God used this time to sift my heart and motives. He used this time to bring me to a point of yieldedness to His will. He used this time to bring me to the point of absolute dependence upon Him. Going or staying was His choice now, not mine. I was willing to do whatever He wanted me to do.

What I know now that I didn’t know then is that God has absolutely made the way clear for me to go to Uganda. He has shown me why He needs me to go. He has impressed upon me the need for total dependence on Him as I go. He has reminded me that He doesn’t call me to go because it will be easy, but because the need is great, and He needs someone who will follow His lead, not their own ways of doing things.

And I have a ticket!

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