In Others’ Words: When God says “Go”
When we moved to Colorado, our friend, Tony hugged me and my husband and said, “I’m going with people who are going with God — and you two are going with God.”
At the time, Tony was more excited about our move than I was.
Because Tony was looking ahead — at where God was leading us.
I was looking at where I was, where I wanted to stay — and I wasn’t ready to imagine what God might have waiting for us in Colorado.
There was no choosing to stay — not with Uncle Sam issuing orders for a move. But that’s not to say God wasn’t in the uprooting of our family.
Life is about motion. Forward. Sometimes backward. Wait, wait, wait. And then moving again, sometimes in slow motion. But no matter where you are going — or where you are waiting to go, or where you are resisting going to — the question always is: Where is God leading you?
God is all about leading people from where they are to where he wants them to be. Think Abraham. Moses. A bunch of fisherman who were called to follow Jesus away from their familiar shores.
To go with God they couldn’t stay where they were. They had to leave … let the familiar go … and move on.
This life of faith is uncomfortable. Unsettling.
But we never travel alone. Remember, it’s all about “going with God.”
In Your Words: When has God asked you to go with him someplace unexpected? What — and who — have you found waiting for you?
a Nikon CoolPix Camera
a Lands’ End canvas bag
2 beach towels
a Contigo water bottle
a copy of Crazy Little Thing Called Love
a copy of Somebody Like You