Well, we're officially "moved in" now. Actually, it's just me and a whole lot of boxes! Bethany and the kids are driving here today. But I've been at our new home for a couple of days now. I've had a lot of time to think and pray.
While cleaning the house and unpacking boxes, I've thought about how crazy this move must look to people who know us. Why in the world would we pack up everything we own and move away from family and friends to a city where we know almost nobody? What about the kids? I know that our friends and family believe in us and want us to be successful in whatever we do, but I also know it must look and little scary and a little crazy too. Guess what. It is! But anything worth doing in the Kingdom is scary and looks crazy!
Forrest Gump's mama said, " Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Life is also like is a huge pile of boxes in your garage! Many of our boxes are labeled only by room, so there's no way of knowing what's inside. We often look at our circumstances in life and see a huge pile of "boxes," full of mystery. We can respond with fear or anxiety. "Oh no! Look at all these boxes! This is hard. I can't do it." Or we can respond with joy. "Oh boy! Look at all these boxes! I can't wait to see what's inside!"
I want to encourage you to respond to the unknown with faith and anticipation. If you're worried about the unknown, you can trust your loving Father to provide. He knows what you need. And sometimes the greatest blessings He wants to give you are in unlabeled boxes. You can't see what's inside yet. But you have to trust Him. The future is going to be better than you can possibly imagine!