Seems like every month there is some new lesson that God is trying to teach me!! Sometimes I marvel at God's patience with me, especially when I am reminded of how easy it is for me to be impatient. Recently it seems God is reminding me to be patient and wait on His timing!! Within the next few weeks I will be attending two missions meetings at churches that I had almost given up on trying to contact. One of these churches was among the very first contacts that I made nearly a year ago. At that time they indicated that they would be interested in allowing me to come and present my burden for the UK, however after multiple attempts to schedule a time to do so, I had nearly given up hope of scheduling anything with them. I started to just mark them off of my contact list several times, but God never gave me peace about doing that so I kept trying and finally God opened up the opportunity for me to go and visit with them! Another church that I contacted recently told me on the first call that they were making the schedule for their missions conference and would love to have me come - but when I tried to call them back a few days later, no one answered. After repeated attempts to follow up on that first call, I was again about to give up when God put it on my heart to try one more time - and that time I reached the secretary who said that they did in fact want me to come.
There are so many things that I try to set a time limit for, when God just wants me to stay faithful and trust Him! I struggle so often with wanting to do things my way and on my schedule, but I am thankful for the reminders that God gives me that He is in control and that He will lead me in the next step only when He knows that it is His time for me to make that step!!
"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD." Psalm 27:14