Has the Father called you to do something for Him? To preach, to teach, to write? To move to a new place? Not necessarily an exotic or dangerous mission trip. Maybe He called to move to another city or state to follow His plan.
Whatever He calls you to do requires faith. Faith takes that first step on the path of His plan. And His plan is revealed one step at a time.
I think if the Father showed me His whole plan for me and what it would involve, I might have run the other way. As fast as I could.
In 1991, He planted the seed to move to Texas to serve in Kenneth Copeland Ministries. He confirmed it in 1993.
And the devil attacked. First, my health. Then he took our oldest child in a motorcycle accident. As we continued to prepare to move to Texas, our other children resisted.
We didn’t move until 1999, didn’t find full time employment at the ministry for fourteen months.
In September, 2010, a new path opened on His plan—full time writing.
Through each adventure on this journey in His plan, I’ve been pruned of rough edges—attitudes that needed to change, lessons that needed to be learned to be a better servant, to be more productive in each area He moved me to.
Above all else, I discovered deeper levels of what it means to trust Him, to take that one step in faith that He has a plan, a plan for good.
The foundation scripture He gave me twenty years ago still rings solid and true in my heart:
“Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life. (Matt 19:29-30 NLT)