Seth at the risk of seeming hyperbolic I just love the heart you and Karen have and the ways you have expressed that in life. As I said on the phone recently I feel like I am supposed to come to AIM and offer a week of my help and contacts in early June. Love you friend.
Getting to Your Destiny
I’m writing from the Dominican Republic. I’m reminded of the first time I thought about this country. It was 1979 and Hurricane David had just killed 2000 people in the D.R. My school, Wheaton College, was taking a group to help in the cleanup. And boy was I disappointed when I didn’t get selected to go with them!
Something in me sensed that I needed to get overseas – that my destiny lay over there. The D.R. trip seemed like the perfect opportunity.
A couple of years later, Karen and I moved from Indonesia to the D.R. where we walked out the destiny that I’d sensed. We learned Spanish and lived as missionaries. The blue Caribbean waters that lapped its sandy shores became home to us in so many ways.
35 years later, I’m back, still working to show Dominicans that God loves them.
Paul said “I’ve learned the secret of being content whatever my circumstances are.” (Phil. 4:12)
What are your circumstances?
Maybe you’ve got health issues.
Maybe you feel like your dreams will never come true.
I encourage you to practice living in the secret. The secret of being content no matter what.
Something I am learning… never let my circumstances dictate what is true!! God is true and Satan is a liar and he is a thief to true joy in Christ too. Although my circumstances and place/ location in life may not be ideal or what I want at the moment, God always has a reason for each season!! He knows what is best and just ask that I trust Him. I love that He loves me that much
It’s really hard to find that contentment… I’m at a point now where I’m just waiting on God instead of searching for the next thing. I’m hoping for what’s next but not seeking it out… it’s a new approach by me but something I’m hoping that He takes care of instead of me. This blog really hit home in so many ways, I’ve honestly read it about 3 times and every time it’s just as good. Thanks Seth for writing.
You’ll get there, Hugh. The best is yet to come!