August 2011- ready to fly to South Africa

I am still here in South Africa but sometimes my thoughts float back to my Canadian life. In less than three months I will be frolicking around Canada and I'm not sure what the future holds for me. (does anyone!)

One of the most comforting things throughout this whole year has been knowing 100% that I am doing God's will. I can just sit and rest in the fact that I know this is where He has placed me and where He wants me to be for a year. I love the time factor. I have a year knowing I am doing the will of God. It's been super exciting because when I am worried or anxious I can rest on the fact that I know He wants me here. 

But as my time becomes shorter, my prayers have started to change as I ask God "what's next?"  Where does He want me to go? Should I be going back to school? Is living at home a smart idea after surviving on my own in a foreign country for a year? What job should I get?

One thing God has said is that He wants me to enter into a season of discipleship returning home. I'm not sure what form that will take or how that answers my very practical questions but I also know that it's all in God's timing and not mine. One thing I am so certain about is that God wants to do more. He wants to use me, strip me down and mould me more into His imagine. We've chatted a lot and I know God can use me more in this next season of my life than He did here in South Africa- you don't have to go to "Africa" and go on a missions trip to be used by God. He has stressed that more than enough this year.

Other than the discipleship calling I haven't heard anything else. Which for a natural planner like myself that has been rather difficult. My friend told me this weekend that maybe He isn't telling me because I need to finish this season of my life before I start the next. God wants my full attention in these last three months in South Africa and God and I both know that giving me more information probably wouldn't be the best.

but those who wait for the LORD will renew their strength - Isaiah 40:31

So I'm going to strive to be present here in South Africa and finish off this season while I wait on God to see what's next. As a wait I know that I can renew my strength and be ready for what God has in store for my life!

If you are in a prosperous season or a waiting on God season know that He is in control and take comfort in 1 Corinthians 2 (my go to passage when I'm discouraged!)

However,as it is written: "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived, the things God has prepared for those who love him. These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

Have a blessed week!

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