Going in blind. This year I have become especially familiar with this concept. The idea of walking by faith & not by sight (2nd Corinthians 5:7). In the past, I hadn’t had to rely on outside sources for support for anything like mission trips, schooling, etc. I had never truly had to depend wholly on God with any aspect of my life. But these days, He has really been teaching me a lot in the areas of trust & faith (with money in specific).
My most recent mission trip to Port Au Prince, Haiti really tested how much I trusted God with providing. I worried my way through the whole support raising process and in the end, landed $270 short of the $1,000 necessary to go. God really surprised me on this one because as it turns out, there was enough money in the budget to cover over the money I was unable to raise.
In all actuality, we aren’t really going in blind. We just can’t see the whole picture.
Never in my life have circumstances been so out of my hands, but never in my life have I felt more free.
Here I am. Waukesha, Wisconsin. For the very first time in my life. Attending a school God has called me to, but that I only have enough money for the first semester for. If this isn’t going in blind, than I don’t know what is.
John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
In the midst of my circumstances, He is faithful. I stand unwavering and unafraid. If it is His will to have me here at this time, then He will provide me the means for that to happen.