A Hard Lesson To Learn

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A Hard Lesson To Learn

This last week has been interesting. As everyone in the Christian Groups knows, we began a trip on Sept. 9, 2010. We knew God wanted us to go, but what we did not know was the first leg of the journey would be a little over 100 miles. Still it was a peaceful time and God did allow me to develop the new website:

http://therealmessage.webs.com/

Which has attracted over 400 visitors over the course of a little 30 days, which isn't bad as it still isn't on any major search engine. Still as the end of the week was approaching, I began to seek guidance as to where we were to go next. Well there has to this minute been no answers. I mean "Go north," is a wonderful direction, but 100 miles????

Over the course of the week I fought with myself. How many times had I been here, where I obeyed and did so without ever understanding why? How many times when I have questioned it has God revealed a purpose I would have never seen in my tunnel vision?

Yet here I was again with my physical mind biting at the bit to move forward and feel the miles clicking away and questioning God. "After all these years had I not learned anything"...."but I wanna go!"....."but God has never let me down and has always revealed his plan"....."but"..."but".."but." On and on it went for the entire week. Finally the other day I resolved myself to the reality that whatever it was that God had in mind had not yet happened. It wasn't that God wasn't answering, the truth was the silence was the answer.

Where I might have wanted to get on down the road, God had already determined otherwise. In that reality, I found my peace again and began to look around me and see that things really weren't that bad. Hey I mean we found out how to get CBS, ESPN and NBC on the rec room TV and there is a store right down the road where they sell some really cheap groceries. So if you don't see me near Indy this year it is simple, God said not yet.Smile

Any real follower of Jesus has been there where they want something and God says not yet. Right now I am sure there are many readers who understand exactly what I am saying because you are battling with the same issue in some aspect of your life. The good news is there is an answer coming in God's time, so just sit back and enjoy whatever blessings there are in the moment. When the answer comes, it will work to your good and God's glory, even it takes longer than you think it should.Smile

T.D.

Daheelah
Yes!

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Yes man, I know just what you mean and attest to that by saying that I am also on a journey(s) that are revealing the true nature of my trust in God. I have had to learnt to relish the experience.
I have come to realise that the true essence and joy of a journey is not necessarily a 'location to location' thing; rather it is in the whole experience....! The planning, waiting, seeking learning, discovering, unexpected occurrences, pleasantries, set-backs etc...! They all consolidate into one huge experience whose polarity (positive or negative) is, I dare say greatly dependent on the level of Spiritual (Godly) maturity of the individual concerned!

Stay with it as you are doing. You are victorious!

Onye di ka Chi..? Who is like God..?

Daheelah!

Onye di ka Chi..? Who is like God..?

Daheelah aka Gottsonne!

atrueone
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Thanks for the encouragement

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I appreciate your comment and know this, I am too stubborn to just give up, but I am smart enough to stay put till God says move.T.D. Bennett

T. D. Bennett