Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sometimes it pays to be a wise guy...

Adrain and I were talking about the Christmas story in relation to ours, and I was left with a little connection.  A nugget of encouragement that I'd never thought of before, because I'd never been on an adventure to sell a house, downsize my life, sell off a bunch of possessions and furniture, and look to the needy all around me before. 

It came from the wise men.  I didn't know this, but it seems that they traveled for something like around two years before ever getting to Jesus.  Two years! You might be wondering why I'm even bringing this  up, and of course, I'll tell you why!  So many of us are on a journey that we feel we were called to, but are having a difficult time understanding God's timing in all of it.

Imagine being one of the Magi.  You've been studying the stars, and you know there is something big out there.  You feel destined to be there when it happens.  You know you can't miss this opportunity.  This might actually be your entire purpose for living.  So you prepare, you study, you pack, and you leave.  Only to travel, and travel, and travel, make camp, study, recheck your compass, and do it all again the next day.  Day after day, for two solid years.  And during those two years, you don't have anyone telling you "You're on the right path here!  Keep on, keepin' on."  You press on, because you have purpose.  You are led by information that stays consistent, and you know if you stay the course, the reward will be great. Two years later, you find it.

Though two years sounds nearly unbearable from where I sit, (and perhaps from where you sit) I look back and realize that  Adrain and I are actually smack in the center of year four, of knowing there is "something more to come in our story."   I feel greatly encouraged that the reward will indeed be great, someday.  The information remains a constant and never changing guide that we chart our course against, and in the end, we will bask and worship, at the destination.

Girlfriends, wherever you are in your exhausting journey of life, keep your eyes focused on the Bright Morning Star, to get you where you're headed, and you'll end up right where He wants you!   So great is His faithfulness!

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9

15 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this! This is something I am going through, and to think about the journey from this new view has helped!! It can be so difficult and painful to know that you are going somewhere, yet don't know how it is coming about!

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  2. I felt that way frequently in our adoption journey. Thankfully at this point I can look back and see how important every single step was to help me grow closer to God. It was hard throughout but I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything...I bet the wise men felt the same!

    Great post, you are such a inspiration!

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  3. Those three may have been wise men...you are one wise woman. Thank you for sharing the wisdom with us. :)

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  4. This was a timely post for me, Sasha. Thank you!

    God Bless you!!!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  5. Such a great realization Sasha. Amazing how God reveals himself to us. If those wisemen could do it...you can too. They were wise after all:)

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  6. I can feel so connected to this story. My husband and I are stationed in the DESERT after living on the beach. It's been a HUGE desert for us, but the GROWTH has been phenomenal. Often times the deserts are what make us stronger, right? So, after all is said and done, we will have had 2 YEARS in this particular desert, but had learned and grown so much. I rejoice about this place now, and I pray you get the reality of your hearts desires to make a difference.

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  7. Beautiful post :-) Thanks for the inspiration and giving us all something to think about.

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  8. Wonderful post! My husband and I are also in the middle of 3 year journey, we are waiting patiently to see where God is taking us. Thanks for lifting up my spirits this morning.

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  9. You ALWAYS post exactly what I need to see and exactly the right time. Thank you ;)

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  10. exactly what I needed just today as I wait through some things....

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  11. Thanks so much for your thoughts, they were much needed :) I guess I should say thanks for letting the Lord speak through you!

    I found you through A Dash of Humble Pie - love your blog, so inspiring :)

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  12. OK, so I've been to your blog a few times before, but I have to say - I don't know why it is that just NOW I am putting you on my insta friends 'must read' list!

    You have such a light and happiness in your posts, and you speak such TRUTH - I am so blessed by it.

    I am so blessed by you - and am so glad to finally be reading your posts as often as you write them. And I love how we love Lissa....isn't she FABULOUS!?

    Merry Christmas!

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  13. Great Post! thanks for reminding us. : )
    I have been wanting to read your story,but when I click on the link it doesn't take me to a post about it.

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  14. I'm a few days late on my blog reading, but I definitly needed to read this one today! Thank you!!!

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