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"A Holy Pursuit"

Sometimes God’s spoken something to you and yet everything you’ve been praying into, everything He told you to pursue (!!), completely falls apart. You question whether you really heard Him…maybe it was all just wishful thinking… 

 

My husband and I have been walking this out over the last year and trust me when I say I know how so very hard it is to not give up. To feel that rise of stomach-lurching, hands shaking, wanna-curl-up-under-the-blankets-and-never-come-out anxiety and have it paralyze you to the core. Changing courses, as heartbreaking as that would be, begins to look attractive… It seems so much easier than believing, than pressing into to the discomfort and pursuing the impossible. 

 

Truth is, this is the holy season of waiting. This is what it looks like to give every bit of your life over to the One who knows and wants ONLY THE BEST for you. This is the trusting. The stretching. The purifying. The refining. 

 

Truth is, God promised to “keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on (Him), who trusts in (Him),” so as long as you keep your eyes off the waves and on His face, His peace will fall afresh. 

 

Truth is, My Father keeps His promises and so I focus not on the unknowns, but what I know. 

 

I know God does not change His mind. I know He does not lie. I know He is not the author of confusion. I know the Holy Spirit guides and directs and it is unequivocally clear when He does. I know He will finish what He started and there is nothing I could do, no mistake I could make, that would ever deter Him from completing His will, His BEST, for me. I know that worry is the facade of taking action, when prayer really is! Because He HEARS me! He knows me! He loves me!! 

 

I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that so often He brings it all to a point of utter impossibility so that WHEN IT HAPPENS there is no denying it was only and always Him! So that WHEN IT HAPPENS, you are not the same person you were when He placed that dream in your heart. So that WHEN IT HAPPENS, you are more like Him than when you started. 

 

Not giving up, Jesus!! Thank you for never giving up on me. 

 

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

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