He laid a vision on my heart to help men and women coming out of desperate situations. A vision that involved the faith community in a tangible way. A vision that would take incredible effort and would not be easy but would be worth it for the one that might get a real chance at recovery. So much in this world sets these men and women up to fail. I wanted to set them up to fly!
Waiting isn’t something new to me. It’s not a new concept or a revelation that I’ve just had. God has had me wait for multiple things in my life. So the question is not DO I wait but how WELL do I wait. I’m a doer by nature and strong willed which can be an amazing, yet lethal combination. Strong-willed doers don’t wait well for others to do. They just do it themselves! So months ago when God gave us an amazing vision and we developed our 3-year business plan for The Nest, I have been waiting like a race horse behind the gate ready to execute it.
But what I know about God and encampment gives me a tremendous amount of peace as I wait. I believe God has me encamped for 3 reasons.
If you currently find yourself in a valley, you and I were never meant to stay there. So get up, don’t give up, seek His face and keep going. Be resilient because His word declares that we can be confident of this,”that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Christ.” -Philippians 1:6
What started in the transparency of one woman in need birthed a passion and mission in another that couldn’t be ignored. This journey began years ago when the drug epidemic that I had only heard about became a reality when I looked into the faces of women that I began to know and love. God does that to us when we ask Him to break our hearts for what breaks His. He makes it personal.