As Kait & I were doing our quiet time this morning, it hit me: we have no clue what's going to happen in the near future. ...And we're okay with that!
I realized that we don't have a career arc to aspire to. We don't have plans as to how we think this life is going to look. We don't know where, when, how, why, or what's in store for the next month, even.
But "the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:7). We can't explain why we're peaceful in any other way than this: His peace is guarding us. What an awesome thing to cling to!
I'm not saying that there isn't ever a time when planning for the future isn't legit. I think it just boils down to if we're doing the planning, or if we're letting Him do the planning. If your heart is being led by Him to a certain place, cause, or opportunity, don't doubt it. But don't try to force something through on your own terms either. Release it to the Lord and let Him deal with it (and with you) accordingly (see Prov. 15:22, Prov. 19:21).
To think that God isn't going to use us in the exact ways that He sees fit (if we allow Him to do what He wants with us, that is) is lack of faith. We're not putting our hope in a house, a job, or any sense of accomplishment. We're putting our hope in Jesus. The only Hope that never
There's plenty more to say on this, which I'll probably explore more of in future posts, but this is where I'm stopping for now.
Many blessings and much of our God's love to you in the New Year!