Staying at a task is easy when the end is in sight or if you have assurance that what you are doing will make a difference. However, when you have no clue whether what you are presently doing will make a difference, when there is no end in sight, one can lose energy, hope, passion and simply choose to give up. I'm at one of those crossroads now.
We are in the process of relocating and selling our home. The initial buzz of our first offer wore off like middle schooler's sugar high when it fell through. Add to that the challenge of finding a home in city some 600 miles away in a more expensive and tighter market and you may have a picture of the morale around our house.
I'm still finishing up some of the remaining details in getting our current abode up to maximum market readiness. The reality of only a handful of showings and one offer gone bust make that work incredibly difficult to finalize.
One of my favorite passages in times like this is: 2 Kings 3
It reminds me that...
- Deserts are inevitable-we will encounter "dry" times when we can see no way out, no provision and no possibilities.
- I have two options: I can panic or I can praise God.
- Preparation precedes provision-if I don't do the work of digging, I will not have room to receive God's provision.
- I can't see what God is doing-my favorite phrase from this passage is; "you will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be full of water."
- The answer will come in the morning-I must work and rest and wait-worrying about what I can't do or what I can't provide will only wear me out. This is God's deal, he will answer when He answers.
Keep digging friends.