Wednesday, October 31, 2007

ducks in a row??

For those who know me, you know that I thrive off being organized, planning ahead and having my "ducks in a row." That seems to be one of the areas that God has been challenging me in personally lately. I knew leaving my job, ministy, and way of life in Alaska was going to be a change of pace and stretch me in my faith...I am feeling it particularly right now.

I know without a doubt that this is the time and Columbia, SC is the place that God wants me to be. A time of training and preparation for what comes next...but I honestly have no idea what that "next" thing is. Sometimes I think it is foolish to purse foriegn missions, to learn another language, culture and worldview when I could just as easily do ministry here in the states. But I am reminded also that while I was in Alaska my spirit was dying. God has given me a burden for other nations and places and I believe I will be overseas serving at some point. I don't know how or where exactly, but that, I am learning, is the beauty of TRUSTING Him.

Right now my ducks are not in a row, in fact I feel like my ducks are completely lost. My roommate reminded me the other day that this is a time of training and waiting, being still and listening so that when He DOES say GO, I will be thoroughly equipped for every good work and READY to go. I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg in taking steps of faith and trusting God to provide and direct as he unfolds his next steps for me.

6 comments:

carrie said...

Remember ducks are overrated, my friend. I wish I could have been with you and Marie...two of my very favorite people.

hashbrowns said...

To God be the glory!

Kari Smith said...

Amen sister! Praise the Lord for the days of having our ducks swimming all over the place! It is in those times that we more thoroughly trust in Him to bring them back together in the order and timing that he has laid out for us. I am thankful that he has led you to this place of question and complete reliance on him and his plans and purposes! It is in those plans that we experience great adventure and great intimacy with our creator!

Remember, you aren't on this crazy question filled ride alone!

JJ said...

Hi Anita, I found your blog on Bacon's sidebar. I was very excited, because I've been thinking about you lots lately (I consider it a prompting to pray...and so I have been!) In fact, I just asked your mom about you when I picked up KG from Sun. School a couple weeks ago. Anyway...about the "ducks in a row" thing...does that ever happen? I expect we'll be trying to line those babies up until the day we reach Eternity. Let's just look forward to that--we can all meet up at that glorious river and have an ol' ducky parade.

ace said...

Thanks for the comments JJ. I don't know who you are though? :)

JJ said...

Oh sorry! It's Jessica from the Daniel study last fall.