Don't assume you know what this blog post might be about, I think you will be very surprised. I pray that this might be a testimony to you and help you see that while you think you are preparing for something, God is too.
5 years is what it took to for me to hear the name of Honduras to actually living here. It seems as if immediately I knew in my heart that this is where my life will be. I remember boldly professing to all, someday I will move to Honduras.
I must admit, it took a lot of work and preparation in getting here. I lost count in how many times I came here to just visit and do mission work when I could. Meeting new people and further discovering the love I have in my heart for the people, but also connecting with God on a deeper meaningful level.
Things haven't been easy either. There were people that didn't understand what was in my heart. Those that I couldn't just throw away, but I was forced to continually love and pray for a change of heart all the while crying out to my heavenly Father. God, when will I go, is it only a dream or is this real?
Days, weeks, months, and years I was preparing to leave what I know to go to a land that I love. As new tasks came forth, I would complete them and wait again. What is the next task? What is the next procedure? Diligently taking each step towards my prize. God's given plan and purpose!
April of 2013 the final commitment came forth. My wife and I made the final decision. It's time to take the leap of faith to move forward. Not only did we come in agreement with our two daughters, but our pastors at Abundant Life Church.
For the remaining months, my wife and I worked side by side preparing our whole lives to fit into 6 suitcases.
Selling this, giving this, signing this, renting this, and moving this. So many things had to be done. Whiling we were diligently doing our preparatory work I couldn't help but notice how smoothly things were being pieced together.
Once arriving in Honduras we had so many things slamming into us spiritually and emotionally. Trying to make sense out of life and fitting into the new society and culture. Together, my wife, daughter, and I, prayed and prayed. God continually showed his faithfulness by calming the storm and opening more doors for us to walk through. Daily we have witnessed God having our backs through it all.
After 2 months, I am beginning to notice something that can't be denied. Every time we turn around there is another opportunity and door to walk through. God, we need this, it's there. God, want to start this, it's there. God, we need help from someone, then they are there. How is this occurring? Why are the answers suddenly appearing out of nowhere? My pastor stated to me, you are accomplishing things in one month that has taken some missionaries years.
Over and over, I am hearing from people here in Honduras, "We have been praying for God to send us someone to open doors to bring change in their ministries and lives." Once they hear my vision, plans, and purposes, they feel as if God has brought the answer for their lives. Please don't take this as boasting, I hardly think of myself as the answer to all things. I am just a speck in God's total plan and purpose for humanity, a puzzle piece adding to what they are praying for.
After rambling on and on, what I am trying to say is this. Don't lose hope in what God is trying to do in your life. Don't think you see everything that he is doing. God is big and he is able to do more than you think. While I was preparing my family to move to Honduras. He was preparing so much more. He was putting together many things that I didn't see. Upon my arrival EVERYTHING was ready to move forward and advance his Kingdom.
When you think that it's all finished and not moving forward, HE JUST GOT STARTED! His timing is perfect and if we allow him to fulfill it, he will put every small minor detail together for his greater purpose. We just have to let him be God and trust in HIM!
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