Monday, September 22, 2008

A Questioning Season


I've heard a lot of talk lately about "seasons of life." The thought that we go through "seasons" is comforting, knowing that each particular stage of life, no matter how complicated or difficult, is a temporary stop along the way. We recently finished Beth Moore's Stepping Up series in our ladies' Bible class, and it reinforced the theme that we are on a journey - where we are now is not where we're going to stay.

All that being said, some seasons of life can be pretty confusing. Now, for instance, James and I have many questions about our immediate and long-term goals regarding our finances. We want to be good stewards of all we have been given - our money, our time, our blessings, our family. Trying to decide how to fulfill our obligations and do what God would have us to do is a complicated matter.

It would be nice if God would speak to us directly and tell us which options to pursue. It would be helpful if the way to go was made obvious to us. There's a book called "Just Enough Light for the Step I'm On," by Stormie Omartian. I haven't read it, but the title definitely speaks to me in this season of life.

Even in my uncertainty, though, I do know a few things. Very important things.
  • We have been blessed beyond measure in our home, our family, even our finances
  • The things that matter in life and eternity aren't those that require money
  • God knows where we are and where we're going
  • Eventually, whether here or in heaven, God will lead us to peace
I take comfort in those things, and try to remember that this time of questioning and wondering is just a season. God is in control, and He will show us the way in His time.

3 comments:

Queen B said...

Thank you. I needed this today.

carrie said...

I have often said that life would be easier if God would just send me a fax telling me what to do and how to do it. However, if that were the case, I guess we would not ever truly have faith in Him because we would know the outcome of everything. Know that Brad and I are praying for you and James as you try to do His will for you and your family. I pray that you will hav epeace in whatever you choose and that His way will be obvious!

Robin (PENSIEVE) said...

So true...and all of this is much easier said than done...even when you KNOW "how" to respond.