As I prepare to go to Uganda I have asked myself this question many times. I dealt with documents and things I felt important that needed to be done before I leave. I have made lists and checked things off and I could go on and on, but as I begin this journey I have had to learn to let go.
I have to trust God completely and leave things in his hands, it is a very hard thing to do for someone who likes to be prepared and be in control. I have been by myself for many years and have had to take care of myself so this leap of Faith is not easy.
And so I begin this time in my life. Am I ready? Maybe I am , maybe I am not but I said Yes and God knows my heart all I can do is surrender ALL to Him and REST in Him.
I leave April 15th and the devotion for that day is so appropriate, let me share it with you.:
TRUST ME, and don’t be afraid. Many things feel out of control. Your routines are not running smoothly. You tend to feel more secure when your life is predictable. Let Me lead you to the rock that is higher than you and your circumstances. Take refuge in the shelter of My wings, where you are absolutely secure.
When you are shaken out of your comfortable routines, grip My hand tightly and look for growth opportunities. Instead of bemoaning the loss of your comfort, accept the challenge of something new. I lead you on from glory to glory, making you fit for My kingdom. Say yes to the ways I work in your life. Trust Me, and don’t be afraid.
Isaiah 12:2, Psalm 61: 2-4 , 2 Corinthians 3:18