God has ways, for sure…………as a pastor since 1991, and hopefully influencing some lives, the note I received two days ago from the granddaughter of a good friend is a good example of how God gives you what you need, even less than two weeks before launch. Louise Disney went to heaven over a year ago and was a huge encouragement to me through the years. She always said that God had some plans for me in this part of the country.
As we come down to 11 days before launch, the enemy can try to shortchange you, cause doubt, sideline you, or just plainly cause a state of “There’s no way.” The great news about this whole venture is, it’s not been our idea, but HIS, therefore, it’s HIS outcome, HIS challenge, HIS result, HIS people, and HIS church. So often in life, me included, we manufacture our dream and ask God to bless it. It never works! Been there done that…..trust me; you’ll be on a desert experience if you insist. The even greater news for all of us is that we are not defined by what we do. We are defined by the who we are down deep on the inside. Regardless of what we do, if we are advancing HIS kingdom, we are laying the groundwork for our legacy. We all need to be at peace with that thought, and rest. You may be doing something or being called to something you never thought you would do, but it’s not about you, or me. Our job is to surrender.