“I'm just going to put them on the plane and let’s see what God does with it.”
So said Kelle. This same Kelle protested when I offered to buy one way tickets to an obscure mid-west town to see if the boys could find their way home.
At issue were two young men, just a few minutes away from boarding a flight to New York City… with no place to stay.
These two young men (let’s call them Caleb and Joshua) awoke to the uncertainty that accompanies non-refundable tickets and plans that fall through.
The Diaddigo bros stood in Atlanta Hartsfield Airport holding packed bags and a choice. The bags resolved themselves with a final zip. The choice still lingered.
What do you do?
What do you do when you make plans and they fall through? How do you respond when things don’t turn out as expected? Where do you turn when the preparations you made find themselves wanting for the outcome you desire?
You do like Kelle did. You put your dreams on a plane and see what God does with it.
Making plans is good stewardship. I’m not suggesting that faith is the essence of things wished for, but there come times when preparations have been made and the outcome is still unclear. Sometimes, holding on to your dreams requires a little letting go.
This morning, the Diaddigo sibs (including big Sis) gathered in Central Park to pray for New York City. Last night, the boys stayed in a Penthouse on the upper East Side, courtesy of a connection from our friend, Doug.
Oh, one more thing. The address number?
Here’s the deal. God honors those who honor Him. It’s simple math we sometimes forget. He’s honored when we exercise our trust in Him, but trust is not trust unless it comes with a choice. And choice requires a slice of unknown.
It’s the unknown that moves our attention from the outcome we require to the Person we desire.
I’m experiencing this in this very moment. Last week, I walked away from my position at the bank and into the unknown. The position paid me well, but it spent my soul.
I’m hearing the whispering again, the one that speaks to you in the deep, where circumstance cannot bother. It’s moving me to the next place. It’s telling me my assignment is complete there. It’s time to move on.
It’s time to get on the plane and see where God takes it.