Have you noticed how God calls us to do things without giving us the whole picture?
And have you noticed how He doesn't wait until WE think we are ready before He calls us to go?
Hence, "walk by faith, not by sight".
The thing about faith is that you don't have to have all the pieces put together before you move. When you have faith, you begin a journey without knowing exactly where you will end up.
Like Abraham for instance.
"The LORD had said to Abram, 'Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.'" Gen 12:1
Did you catch that?
Go to the land that I WILL show you.
It takes faith to GO without knowing exactly WHERE you are going.
When God called us to start The Suubi Project in Ug*nda, He didn't give us the whole picture. And I definitely did NOT (do not) feel equipped to do what He has asked of me!
The Suubi journey has felt like a scene right out of an Indiana Jones movie. You know the one... where Indiana has to take the first step BEFORE the stone bridge appears! The step of faith!
Every step of this journey has felt like that! Do the first thing... then the next... then the next... and so on.
I have yet to feel "ready" for what God is doing through this project. I feel inadequate most days to do this job.
I am so very thankful for His promise of "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
When it comes to overseeing an orphanage, finding sponsors for school fees, providing for a church, figuring out ways to minister to a village, putting a website together, doing interviews to hopefully gain more interest in what God is doing... wow! He could have picked someone with a LOT MORE knowledge and ability than I possess!
But OH! how thankful I am that He has let me be a part of all that HE is doing through Suubi! It's so exciting to be in the middle of it!
I encourage you... if you feel God is calling you to do something AND it lines up with Scripture... like care for orphans, adopt a child, take care of a widow, give to the poor, start a ministry...... I encourage you to take the first step.
Be faithful in the first step. He will show you where to go next.
He will provide what you need and He will direct your path. He will close doors... and He will open them.
He is indeed FAITHFUL!
Next month the Living Magazine of the DFW Area is publishing an article on The Suubi Project. Needless to say, we are a little excited about it!
So... ready or not... God is moving!
My prayer is... that what ever He asks of me and you, we will be faithful to walk in faith one step at a time, doing all that He directs us to do.
"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it.' Isaiah 30:21
What is He asking you to step out in faith and do?