How can we know God's will for our lives? We must simply remember to seek and follow it the best we can, and trust that the direction we're moving in is His.
“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” —Habakkuk 2:3 (niv)
As my husband and I counted down to midnight, we looked at each other and laughed. How did we get here?
“Here” was on vacation, in a hotel in Orlando, Florida, with my mom snoozing next to us. On TV, a dozen pop stars helped us count down to the New Year. Brian and I did a quick inventory: married three years, completed law school, paid off student loans, bought a house, adopted a dog. With each new decision, we’d depended on God and tried to seek His will.
Brian looked at me. “Kids?” he asked. “Is it time?”
Looking into his eyes, I saw the faith and trust that had led us through seven years of dating and three years of marriage; the same eyes that had protected, encouraged, and challenged me. One thing we’ve certainly learned in our short marriage is that God’s will isn’t spelled out on a billboard. As much as I beg for God to invest in magazine ads, He won’t. And now here we were asking what might be the biggest question of all. I looked at the ceiling in case the watermarks spelled out Yes or No. No such luck. I simply needed to remember to seek and follow God’s will, and trust that the direction I’m moving in is His.
I turned to Brian as the ball dropped. “I’m ready if you are.” I’m okay with that.
God, You’ve heard our prayers for the blessing of children. We trust that You will grant us the desires of our heart in Your time. —Ashley Kappel
Digging Deeper: Ps 37:3–6; Prv 16:9; Rom 8:28