So, I am on Facebook . . . and Twitter. Every day or hour or minute, if you like, you can post your status, ie, what you’re doing, thinking, eating, etc. I recently noticed that a friend from years ago is in the middle of a move to another city. So I wrote on her wall asking what motivated the move. She wrote back telling me about her husband’s new job. She asked if we’re still in St Louis. I wrote on her wall, and I was trying to think of a polite way to say yes, we’re still in St Louis not doing anything that we really want to be doing–that we’re educated, capable people who are underemployed and trying to be grateful for that. So I came up with: “we’re just navigating the life God has given us.”
We really are doing some things we want to be doing. We are still married after 17 years and have 4 children we love. Life is certainly never boring. But, we seem to be in a constant state of flux . . . of never having a definite destination, of wanting the world for our family, and having to learn over and over again that God has something more than the world for us–He just isn’t ready to share what exactly that is yet.
So what’s my point? My point is that we are in good company. It seems that God has a history of making His people wait for things. This is what I am learning and relearning. Sometimes I feel like I want to just scream, “God, I’ve already learned this lesson!” But I don’t know God’s timing, and I don’t have all the information, so I need to comfort myself with the knowledge that God does have it all figured out. I am preaching to myself. I am learning to navigate the life God has given me.