It’s 1:44 PM the day after I planned to write this post and here I am writing the first sentence. Why? Well, I have a pretty clear idea of what I want to say and what I want people to come away with at the end of it. It’s simply the process of going from a blank page to a complete post that has me… hesitant.
If you’ve come to my site before, you may have noticed that a few things have changed. In fact most things have changed. The blog has a completely new name and look my about page has been updated to reflect changes in my life and changes in the direction of this blog. I’m now gearing this blog toward the sentiment of my first paragraph. I’m focusing on the hesitancy, the fear, the confusion, and the uncomfortableness of the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
I’m learning now that life is all about the in between. However, I truly believe that if you can pinpoint where you are and where you want to be, God is able to meet you in the gap. If you take the time to pursue God in His presence, He will bring provision for the in between.
If you look at most of the people in the bible, you’ll see that it is true. Abraham was called to be a father of many nations, yet he waited years before he ever had a child. Yet, in his waiting, God provided everything he needed. David was anointed king of Israel while there was still a king on the throne. It’d be years before David would be king and most of that time waiting he spent running for his life. Yet, in his running, he learned to trust God above all else. Joseph had a dream of being a great leader and almost immediately after he was sold into slavery by his own brothers. Soon after that he was thrown into prison for a crime he didn’t commit until finally he became second in command to Pharaoh himself. In all his trials, he learned to be a good steward of the gift God had given him and later became a steward over the very food that would bring his family back to him.
I could go on forever and bring up people like Moses, Joshua, and even Jesus Himself. But I don’t want you to become overwhelmed by these big names. No, I want to talk about regular everyday people like us. Those of us who have experienced failures that left us permanently discouraged. Those of us who’s pasts just can’t seem to stay buried. Those of us who have been scarred by rejection, left insecure and afraid of vulnerability. I want to talk to those who have flaws we can’t even seem to verbalize because we’re afraid that if we did, we’d never be able to move beyond them. I don’t know where you are now and I don’t know the destiny God has for you, but what I am sure of is that if you are alive on this earth, you are living somewhere in between.
Let me also say this, God is not discouraged, displeased, or put off by the gap. In fact, the gap is part of His plan and dare I say the whole point of why you’re here. Life isn’t about reaching some destination or achieving some status. It’s about walking out every day in pursuit of the presence of the God who will provide all your needs. And He is not content in just providing your bare minimal needs, but He has so much to offer if you would only seek and trust Him for it.
“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 AMP