Seven years ago this month, my husband and I packed up our car in Tennessee and hit the road.
God called us to start a church in Seattle early in our relationship, and after about 5 years – we were finally on our way.
The only thing is… it really wasn’t the best time to pack up and leave.
We had no money, we’d been struggling to find work and just survive for several years, we had no house or apartment waiting on us in Seattle, and no jobs.
We didn’t even have enough gas money to make the long, cross-country drive.
But there we were.
We’d sold what we could in a yard sale, packed the rest, and loaded as much as we could fit into our Nissan xTerra, and we set out in pursuit of the calling to start a church in Seattle.
I’m sure most people thought we were crazy – even I think it was a bit crazy!
Talk about bad timing, right?! At least from a human perspective.
Isn’t it wiser to make sure you have enough money to get where you’re going? Maybe land a job before you make the move? And have an apartment waiting on you when you arrive?
Yes, that does sound like the smarter thing to do… waiting for the perfect conditions before taking the first step.
But, I don’t know when everything would have finally aligned, or if things ever would have aligned to create that “perfect” moment.
What I do know, is God called us to go, and we decided to respond – even though it looked like we might not make it even half way on what we had.
It looked like bad timing in our eyes, but to God – it looked like an opportunity to provide and make a way where there seemed to be no way.
And that’s exactly what He did.
Today I want ask you, What Are You Waiting For?
And I want to remind you that God’s idea of the perfect conditions or perfect timing usually looks a lot different than ours.
Let’s get started!