Sunday, July 12, 2009

Uncharted Territory

"The unpredictable twists and turns of life can drive you crazy. Or you can learn to enjoy the journey. The choice is yours." Mark Batterson "Wild Goose Chase"

I am so thankful that even when I don't understand the path that is laid before me, God sees clearly. Right now I am walking in what I feel as though is "uncharted territory." After I graduated college my heart was to get married, be a wife and a mother. I really had no desire for a professional career at the time. David and I have been married now for two and half years. We have completely surrendered having children to the Lord, and for now my womb is not open. However, I do not rely on circumstances to dictate the faithfulness of God. I am still confident that God has plans for David and I to be parents, but must continue to keep my heart desires before the Lord. God has been so faithful though to slowly change my heart. Even though I desire to be a mom, I see opportunities before me to make a difference in children that have already been brought into the world. Slowly, my heart for teaching is being birthed, and have found myself enrolled in graduate work. David and I have a choice we can become frustrated or we can choose to Praise God. I will not waiver in the goodness of God! I will remain open to what the Lord has planned for David and I, I will press in, trusting that God's plans for us is to give us a hope and a future(Jeremiah 29:11-12). I did not plan for this "unexpected journey," but have learned that the unexpected detours in our lives, although unfamiliar have the opportunity to lead us to place we could have never planned for ourselves.
If you are in a place of "uncharted territory" remain confident that God is familiar with all your steps.


The Keylors said...

I'm glad the Lord has given you a peace and a change of heart about what He's doing in your life. I know it can be really hard when things don't go as expected, especially when it's something so desired by you. The unknown has always been a challenge for me.

I am excited for all the lives you now have the ability to touch...blessed children and families. : )

Love you- Ash

Debra said...

I can not wait to see what Gods plans are for you. As His plans unfold, we will all wait with great anticipation to see how He uses your life for His glory. What an amazing testimony you have of truly "walking by faith."

What a beautiful picture of you by the way! :)