My Triple Major: Waiting and Wondering and Faith

Thursday, August 08, 2013 Posted by Debbie Legg

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I didn’t set out to become a writer.  I enjoyed reading and writing as a kid, but the thought of sitting in front of a typewriter for hours a day with no social interaction did not appeal to me.  I need people!  I need connection!  

Thanks to computers and social media I don’t have to be alone anymore, and the dream I never had--but now embrace--is coming true.  I’m excited to see where God leads me next on this unexpected adventure.

God has given me other dreams, too.  However, as with writing, He’s given no timeline for encouragement and no deadline to hold on to.  I know He will do what He says, but I don’t know how we will get there, how long it will take, or what it will look like.  

So I wait, and as I wait, I wonder.  My writer’s brain plots out all the possible scenarios, sadly as much an attempt to control the outcome as to prepare for fulfillment.

I’m not alone in that.  Abraham and Sarah saw their promise in the distance, too.  They wondered and plotted and planned for eventualities, and the story didn’t play out according to their timeline, either.  In fact, it’s possible that their attempts to move God's promise forward may have delayed it coming.  It was twenty five years after the promise was given before they saw any type of fulfillment through the birth of Isaac. 
Hebrews 11 is full of saints, including Abraham and Sarah, who saw and welcomed their promises from a distance--dreams never realized in their lifetimes. I don’t know God’s timeline for my dreams, but I do know that He who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23).  He cannot lie (Titus 1:2), His word is true (Proverbs 30:5), and His timing is perfect (2 Peter 3:9). 

If He was trustworthy for Abraham and Sarah, I believe He is trustworthy for me, too.  

That’s a story I can’t wait to write.

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