Running Into What I Know

We all have roles within our homes and within relationships outside our homes. I am a SAHM, but I’ve been looking for a job for over a year now. When we decided to move here I had told Jim that I would like to work to relieve some of the pressure off of him. This was something I wanted to do for him, not anything he asked me to do. He likes me being home to care for our family as he knows that is where I love being. My family is my heart and I have loved every second of being home with the kids (if you know me then this is no shock to you).

Lately I have really struggled with the fact that Jim is still having to work because of my inability to find a job. We pray, I seek and just nothing has come up. Finally yesterday I had a meltdown about it. We cried together; he hates when I am upset. He reminded me that God will put me where He wants me and right now He wants me home. I so needed this reminder! So thankful for Jim knowing my heart and reminding me of what I know.

On lap two of our run tonight Jim commented that he wanted to reflect for a second on the fact that we had just run the bridge, which at one time would have had us huffing, and neither of us were winded. I was thanking God for that when I felt in my spirit Him tell me “Teri, you will run when I am ready for you to.” I knew it wasn’t about running, I do that everyday. This was about working. When He is ready for me, I will go.

Am I the only one that struggles with being impatient with God’s timing? Please say no. I realized out on the run that our journey with running has been more about obedience to Him and less about outcome. Consistency has never been a strong point for me and yet out of obedience to what I felt I was being led to do I manage to be consistent in this one area of my life.

I don’t know where He’ll have me running to or for, but I do know that He will be in whatever I invite Him into. So that’s my plan: I will keep running this course until He tells me to run a new path. I’ll do it in obedience and joyfully.


2 thoughts on “Running Into What I Know

  1. Jim

    I believe we all struggle with impatience at times but for me I do better when I am reminded that it is His time not mine and He will have me do what I am ready for when I am ready for it. You know you amaze me no matter how He lays out your path you run it with such conviction and confidence. I have no doubt that no matter what is around the bend you will be ready for and count it all joy for His glory and your spiritual and life long gain.


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