So I have a lot to say in two minutes –
One thing I’ve really learned over the last 2 years (especially when going through this visa process for Mark) is that there are tons of road blocks in life. We push and push to move forward, finally get one or two steps ahead, and then hit a major blockage that sends us three steps back. Lately, it’s been really frustrating. I feel like 2009 has been the year of frustrations, and I’m believing that this will change ASAP. Yet it’s showing me (or re-confirming) that we always have to push forward. Faith is active; it’s not passive. I don’t lay on the couch and say thank You, Lord, for fulfiling the plans You have for me, leading me, guiding me, directing me, etc. Then I never get off the couch. I walk forward in obedience to the first step that He shows, then I trust that as I walk, He guides.
In the past, I’ve walked till I hit a road block, then I’ve quit and thought well, obviously that’s not going to happen. And now, it’s like no, we’re not stopping. Yeah, we’re going to seek God and ask if we’ve gotten out of His plan somehow. But otherwise, we’re going to speak to our mountains and keep walking. No laying on the couch, no giving up, no thinking that it’s too hard. With God all things are possible. And if He is for us, then who can be against us. And to finish off . . . if the devil doesn’t like it, he can sit on a tack (or on a poop as Mark has reworded the song).
This is what’s been stirring in me lately, and last night, we had a night of frustration with a bath tub that kept us from doing the things we need to do in order to get where we want to go. I reverted back to my old ways of just laying on the couch and avoiding it, which I hate. I’m not doing that anymore. Today’s a new day. So never mind the bathtub (that’s still not fixed). Never mind that there’s not enough time in the day. Never mind that we’re tired, and my body just wants to lay down. We’re going to keep walking. This year is a year of new things, and I’m not going to be passive about it.