So, we are moving. YEA! But not yet to San Diego. *SNIFF*
We are in this weird place called "Transition". What does that even mean? I guess it means that at ANYTIME God can give us the go ahead by giving us the 75% funds that will allow us to move to San Diego. That could mean tomorrow, August 1st, September 1st or even a YEAR from now. We don't know. What we do know is that we are in Arizona right now and 44% funded. We will be staying in temporary housing that Valerie's parents have so graciously offered. However, the present question is, how can we be productive followers of Christ during this unknown length of time called transition.
Is it fair to make new friendships when we know we won't be around very long to cultivate them? Do we engage in accountability with others when we know very soon the relationships will drastically change? Can we have the hard conversations with our friends, knowing that it may not go well and our friendship may not be on the best of terms when we leave? So many questions.
I'm a planner. When I was 6 I planned on always doing music. When I was 12 I planned on being a music teacher. When I was 15 I planned on going to ASU. When I was 20 I planned on teaching in the inner-city. But now...I have no plan. Not for the next month, or even longer. My plan is to go to SDSU. But what if that's not God's plan? And if it is, when doe He plan on us going?
I read in the Bible of different ladies in the Bible asking for a child. It goes on to say that God answered their prayers. Then I think to myself, when is he going to answer OUR prayers. But see, then I keep reading and I put two and two together. Yes, he answered them, but RARELY right away. So, God's plan may VERY well be for us to go to SDSU. Maybe just not right away.
So it brings me back to my point. How will Ryan and I live during this time of the unknown? Will we be patiently waiting for God, or anxiously waiting for God? Only time will tell. My prayer is that we learn what it means to make the most our time.
Eph 5:15Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is."
If you remember, we hope that, that would be your prayer for us as well. That we would be patient, seeing this time as a gift from God and that we would be making the most of this opportunity.
As we are in this time of transition.