Wednesday, June 08, 2011
When Only The First Step Is Known
So yesterday we took a wild plunge. As in, we had our favorite, kindred-spirit realtor, Cher, over to tour our farm, all the good, bad and ugly parts of it.
She took pictures of the good.
We discussed options, we signed papers. And well, our house is now for sale--and we feel such peace!
Step One: Sell the house.
What's Step 2 you ask? We have no idea. We have clues, hints, wispy feelings, but absolutely nothing definite.
So are we worried, afraid, stressed-out? Nah, we're just listening, quietly, for what God will tell us next. But we stepped out on water and took Step 1 while Step 2 still resides in a fog. We're also decluttering like crazy, selling some items, repairing broken things, painting cupboards and --
But we're certainly not asking God to reveal to us The Big Five Year Plan. We're no fools. We know He almost never hands-out clear, no-fail blueprints. Instead, He prefers trust and faith and well, faith requires unanswered questions. Otherwise it's not really faith, but something else.
So while we wait for Step 2 we'll just plug away at Step 1 with peaceful confidence and a quiet trust that all will be well. We'll choose to believe that Step 2 will tada! Arrive at its appointed, perfect time and that we'll recognize it when it gets here.
If I have any concerns it's that one--that we'll recognize God's Step 2 and that we'll stay far, far away from any doomed-to-fail, just-grab-something-quick! plans of our own.
"In all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight." ... Proverbs 3:6
This will be our fourth summer on this farm. Can you believe it?