I think it means I am getting OLD when I no longer try to force things...when I am honestly okay with plans that change...and change in a way I would not have chosen.
OR...does it mean that - maybe, just maybe - my will is following my heart...a heart that yearns to be in His will. I am able to be at peace with closed doors; me, who has been known to force them back open.
God closed a door I believe was a GOOD thing, in and of itself....just not His BEST! Pete said he thinks God was able to smile at our willingness, gently close the door and continue to lead us down the hallway to what He REALLY wants us to do.
I like believing that.
As soon as that door closed, God provided in an amazing way for me to take our 18 year old son to Ethiopia....in 8 days! My head is swirling. I was excited, then I crossed over to a little freaked out. I am not a planner. I am usually a pretty efficient shoot-from-the-hip kinda mother and wife. However, I am convinced I am going to be boarding that Buy One, Get One FREE flight to Addis and realize: I FORGOT SOMETHING!
And - true to my nature - I will punt and say, "Oh well"...with a smile. (Unless, of course, it's my passport - ACK!)
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Pete (847) 650-8022
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We are an ordinary family simply trying to follow where He leads. We want YOU to see the amazing things HE is doing...