Originally Posted on Changing Journey
Sometimes life is a series of little steps in the pursuit of your dreams. It takes patience and often times feels like you might be taking one step back for every two steps you take forward. But if you can look at the long term and see the progress and envision the desired outcome, it makes it so very worth it!
I’ve been contemplating this quite a bit lately. Life has its ebbs and flows and right now it seems as if I’m in one of those holding positions where things are moving backward. Just small hiccups really, when you look at the whole scheme of things. And I can see how these hiccups play an important role in catapulting Daniel and I forward on our path. It’s just that the time in between is oh-so agonizing!
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing
I love the book of James. Very straight forward and to the point! But patience….really? Ask anyone who knows me well and they will tell you that patience isn’t one of my strengths (at lease in some things). And it’s even harder when I can see the outcome/benefits on the horizon!
Right now, I am in the middle of a job search. My dream has been to be able to work from home so that I’m more readily available to help Daniel with the growth of the ministry. While I’ve been independently working on streams of income, such as Cactus Flower Naturals or SoulBlind Design, these are still young ventures and do not yet produce enough income to support us or the ministry.
Here is where patience comes in….I have other ventures in mind that I would like to pursue. But because of other necessities, I will not be able to pursue them until late summer or early fall. When you are excited about something, it is so hard to wait!!! Yet, I must in order for other life happenings to fall into place. So, I wait on the Lord for His perfect timing. And in the meantime, I am searching for another job, whether onsite or at home, for the sake of job security (the issue with being in a technology based industry is that the atmosphere is always changing and things can become unstable at a moments notice).
Daniel and I have learned this same lesson with the ministry, as well. There is so much research and information to share, but until recently it wasn’t quite ready. This became a frustration as we wanted to just spread the word and let everyone know! But God made it clear that we must be patient until more research was done and the revelations were understood. Plus, I’m sure there are other things that need to be in place to prepare us and make us ready to properly handle a ministry!
So, until His time, life goes on and we patiently wait on Him and go where we must until the bubble pops and we find ourselves in the midst of the outcome that sits on the horizon. We just need to keep in mind that it’s all in His time!