Friday, April 07, 2006

Driven to Distraction

About a month ago now Nick emailed a church with the details of his apprenticeship program. He laid out his reasons for approaching this particular church and asked them if they would consider him and his proposal. The very next day we got an email back saying how honored this church was to be considered and that they woud talk to the pastoral staff and elders and of course pray about it and they would get back to us the next week. Now we didn't expect to get an answer that week, just perhaps a little update like, "talked to elders, we are praying".

We did not get that update. Nor have we heard anything in the month following. Nick has felt led to only approach one church at a time to follow each lead completely through without compromising integrity, which I agree with 100%. We've also felt called to pray for patience and wait on God's time instead of hounding the said church.

Each morning I get up and pray "Lord let me wait for your time, help me be patient." But by lunch time I'm praying "Lord, please can today be your time?". I check the email at least 20 times a day. Waiting has driven me to distraction.

5 comments:

Amanda Brown said...

Waiting is so hard! I am terrible at it, myself.

T said...

I completely understand! When I'm waiting on God the 'thousand years are as a day to Him' thing keeps nagging me! I'm sure you won't have to wait that long though...just when you least expect it maybe. Hope it's soon! T=)

motherinlaw said...

You are not alone in having trouble waiting on God's timing. This is when you really understand living one day at a time.

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