Monday, March 14, 2011

Hell in the Hallway...

A very good friend of mine says, "When the Lord closes one door, He will always open another.  But meanwhile it's Hell in the hallway." 

I don't think that saying is theologically accurate, but you get the point, right?  Many times we are waiting for direction...anything.   We spend our lives constantly making choices.  What to wear...what to eat...where to go...what to say...what NOT to say...  But what about the days when we have to make BIG choices like...should I take that job...should I buy that house...what should I invest my time in...  Usually we take choices like those to God.  We ask for His will and we seek His guidance.

And then the waiting comes. 

Sometimes the answer is quick, but more often its s.l.o.w.
At least it is for me.  Probably because I tend to rush into things and God needs to make me wait and really think things through.

So recently, (as in yesterday) God closed a door for me.  I had been in the "hallway" for about a month now trying to decipher which door God was going to have me go through next.  And honestly I was ok with either direction.  One door led to a job position at our church.  A position I would have loved to have and I would have done well.  But God felt otherwise.  The other door is slowly opening and I'm not sure what is behind it just yet. 

God has been calling my heart to become more involved in taking the Gospel to the ends of the earth.  Ideas are flying in my head.  Josh and I have been praying and seeking God's will in the matter.  What does it look like?  How will we do it?  Where will we do it?  What needs to happen first?

Thankfully we have a like mind in the matter.  That right there is a HUGE answer to prayer.  Since we are still in the early planning stages, I don't feel that I can share the details just yet.  But when the pieces of this giant puzzle do start coming will be the first to know!!


A Vintage Vine said...

Great post! I am going to remember that saying "hell in the hallway" true! May God bless you in your new direction!

Kelli said...

You're going to come out of that hallway on FIRE for Christ...more than ever. I'm so grateful to be a part of your journey.

Restoration House said...

Hi, I feel like I've been in the hallway for about 15 years! Lol. Long time to wait I know. Have also been praying that long re: to the ends of the earth. Waiting for promises to be fulfilled and all that stuff. Nice to know we're not alone! So nice to find you.

Farmgirl Paints said...

this post is very close to home right now...thank you!

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