Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. For by it, our ancestors were approved… Now, without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:1-2, 6
My husband and I spent the weekend together, in a different city. We’ve prayed for wisdom, discernment, and direction in the provision of a work position. We’ve also prayed for open doors, with the decision to take those steps until the door is closed.
This weekend, the reality of these statements hit me. While the dreams and thoughts of the what-ifs left me giddy, the reality of the true consequences were viewed with human eyes. I felt something I wasn’t quite ready for. I felt fear. I felt it to my core.
That being recognized, called out, and even stated out loud to another (that accountability thing), I had some choices. I could allow that fear to take root. I could allow the anxiety, worry, and dread to filter my rational mindset and leave me with either a state of paralysis or the flight syndrome. OR, I could recognize that emotion for what it is, a temporary emotion, and I could open my thoughts to the reality of His truth.
Perfect love casts out all fear.
Be strong and courageous.
Do not fear.
The truth is, I don’t have to have it all figured out to then acquire the peace I seek. He doesn’t ask me to do that. He simply asks me to trust Him. To take one step, not 50. He asks me to believe in His love and His plans for me, no matter what they include. He’s asking me to draw near, and to have faith… faith even as small as a mustard seed.
He had a message for me through the pastor. Which, in fact, I heard three times last Sunday. Yes, I can be a little dense.
God is more interested in who you’re becoming, than where you’re going.
Yep. Character. The Conrad family is looking at the beautiful horizon of our future, and together we will daily lay it at His feet. I’m so proud of Aaron. I witnessed his gifts in a new way this weekend. I admire him for His faith. God is rewarding him with peace beyond our understanding. Our story continues to be written. It’s going to be a good story, no matter the next chapter. It’s good because He tells me it’s already written, His plans for us are good, and He is pleased.
What are your eyes straining to see on your horizon?