I began this blog to write about my time in Chile where I studied abroad the spring semester of my junior year at Boise State University. At the time God was saying either ‘no’ or ‘wait’ to my plans of marrying Israel, (now we know the answer was ‘wait’!) and ‘yes’ and ‘Go!’ to my plans of studying abroad. Money showed up, my life freed up, my family and friends were all saying ‘go’.
So off I went. Unsure of the future, excited to go, but still wondering how this would play out in my relationship with Israel; I felt like I was risking everything (i.e. my dreams of a future with Israel) in order to follow God’s leading to Chile. Yes, dramatic, I know. But that’s how it felt.
“I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, in paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.” Isaiah 42:16
They say that hindsight is 20/20.
Looking back on my life the ins and outs of each easy or hard spot in my life serve to tell a bigger story. It’s beautiful. It’s God’s. He wrote it and still is.
I look back and see His glory.
I never would have guessed the beauty in the bigger story.
I never would have expected to study abroad, get married, graduate from college with two degrees, and have a baby all within a year and a half despite of the seeming bumps in the road. In reality those bumps formed the shape of our little family’s foundation to rest firmly on the shoulders of the One who knows all things.
God’s purposes prevail; wherever He leads is where I want to go. I hope you’ll enjoy following me through some of my life’s adventures at Overflow as I follow Him wherever He leads and sends me to grow.
“How many secrets of leading are yet to be brought to light, thousands of God’s servants having been forbidden by Him to follow out their plans because He had some unexpected door of service to be set before them! And how we need to trust Him for guidance and rejoice equally in His restraints and constraints, because if we had infinite wisdom and love to guide us, we should not by one hair’s breadth change His perfect plan for our lives.” A.T. Pierson
Read about my Chilean Adeventures here! Someday we want to go back. :)