With it being Christmas time it makes me think of the birth of my Savior. The world had be waiting for his for so long and finally He was here. Emmanuel with us. So beautiful and amazing. But what is sad to me is that so many people missed it. They ached for their Messiah but they missed Him when He came. Why? How does something like that happen? I think it happened because their vision and God's vision weren't the same. They thought the Messiah would free them from Rome. When Jesus didn't do that they turned from Him. They missed that Jesus did something greater than what they were hoping. He didn't conquer Rome- He conquered sin and death.
So how does this relate? Too often I let my aches and my vision blind me from God's vision. It does not look like I planned so I want to reject it. I'm like the Pharisees, so stuck on my way. My way would be nice. I would be a mom with 5 kiddos and a nice house somewhere in America. But God has something better. My way I would miss out on foster parenting. It was so hard- but rewarding. I probably wouldn't have gone to Alaska or be in Africa now. I wouldn't have gotten to teach some amazing kids or help out with a great group of teens. I ache to be a mom but I don't want to let that cause me to miss out on God's plan. His way is the best way. So as hard as it is, I wait. I don't know if you can relate or not. I just wanted to be real and call myself out on something I am struggling with. This next month will be rough as we are in a waiting spot. I'm not teaching and that makes the waiting harder. Please pray for me to not let my yearning to be a mom blind me from the call God has put on my life.
What I Would Have Missed:
Playing and skiing in the snow and being called "the cool Mom" at his school
Volunteering in Africa and hearing "Good morning Teacher" "You are beautiful Teacher" "I love you Teacher" everyday.
Yes, I still ache to be a mom. But I have had a pretty awesome life so far. We'll see what adventures God still has in store.