What do you do when your heart aches for something? How many of us act on that ache? What if we can’t act on it right now? What do you do then? Wait? Find a way – even if it doesn’t seem ‘right’ just quite yet?
“When good Americans die, they go to Paris.” – Oscar Wilde
Some of you know Paul & I are planning on moving to Paris *soon* maybe 1.5 – 2 years from now. This isn’t some fanciful dream, some idealistic fantasy. This is a life calling. It is where we feel at home. It’s where we’ll have a family. Buy our first home. Start a church. It is where we plan to die – literally (one day..hopefully not for many decades 🙂 ). It’s where we know we are supposed to be, where we belong. But how do you deal with the fact that it is obviously not where you need to be now (obviously, because we aren’t physically there right now). I know that God has us here, now, for a purpose…I think for me it’s just a little difficult to deal with when that purpose seems so mundane.
Trust. Faithfulness. These are the words that keep coming to mind when I try to figure out how I am supposed to deal with the fact that I’m not working on and living through that ‘ache.’ How can it be so difficult to keep trusting in God’s perfect timing – His ultimate faithfulness? He is faithful. He will never stop being faithful. Is it just me, or does it seem as though we have to learn the same lessons over and over? I thought I had this one down. Well, here we go again..