I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was lovely – full of family gatherings and good food galore! We are currently still enjoying time off on holidays and have been enjoying relaxing together. Time has mainly been spent catching up with family and friends. Some days we were able to relax once the hustle and bustle of the holidays came to a halt . Lots of reading was done and tea was had 😉. We have been so blessed to have this length of time off, as well as a place to stay while we’re visiting – thanks to Mom and Dad Klassen!
We had been hoping (and crossing our fingers and toes!) that we would have found out where we were getting posted to BEFORE CHRISTMAS, however sometimes life doesn’t go exactly how we planned (sometimes I’m still shocked by this) ;). So we still don’t know WHERE WE WILL BE GOING, nor do we even know WHEN WE WILL BE FINDING OUT. For a
control freakplanner such as I, this is quite stressful! I have ideas, and plans…I NEED TO KNOW! This is MY LIFE.
I honestly don’t know how people are ok with not knowing and how they are just ok with having no control over some of these major decisions in their lives. I know that for myself, the only comfort I have is that I believe in a God who is bigger than our circumstances. I can rest knowing that he has it under control and that His plan is bigger than anything else we could have thought of for our lives. It also helps that we have a big support system in place, and we know we have close friends and family that are thinking of and praying for us.
To be completely honest, if I REALLY stop and think about it, some days I’m scared to find out. I’m terrified to go to a place where no one knows us! Other days, not knowing is such a thrill – completely invigorating. To NOT have control over where we may be going, is kinda cool! I know Matt will be doing what he’s wanted to do since he was a little boy, and there’s a big world out there to explore! It could be nice to live somewhere new, outside of Ontario. The only downside is not being in close proximity to our loved ones. There’s definitely pros and cons no matter where we go.
On the days I feel more anxious, I look to Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. I heard an encouraging sermon on this particular verse in regards to the New Year. I had heard a pastor mentioning how so many people look at that verse and see the words “prosper”, “hope”, and “future” – and that’s great. These are some of God’s many promises! However the ‘meat and potatoes’ of it lies in the first part: “For I know“. We’re not MEANT TO KNOW! I’m glad God knows and I can rest easy knowing He’s got it under control. If I’ve trusted my life with Him, I truly believe that God knows the outcome and I need to daily hand my plans and decisions over to Him. It’s only human nature to want to know every detail and to strive to have control over things that affect our lives. This is where my faith comes in, and I need to trust that he’ll lead us to whichever province we’re meant to live in.
I truly believe God has brought us here so far, as we’ve seen doors open when we thought it wasn’t possible. Wherever we get sent, we are praying for peace. It might be hard, and it will definitely take some getting use to, but don’t have to go alone. God is leading is. This year has been such an adventure for us and our marriage and we are so looking forward for what’s to come! Here’s to 2015!
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