I’ve had incredible, jaw-dropping opportunities in the last few years. When I reflect on all the things that have happened, all that has been offered, I’m at a loss! How could one person experience all that?!
I show up to a lunch with friends and end up with a job. I walk over to say bye and someone tells me they want to hire me. I show up to coffee to volunteer for an event and am offered employment. I mean really, this happens to people? It’s puzzling and each time I’m in awe of the range of possibilities of what can happen. It continues to stretch my mind.
As I reflect on the countries I have been to, the organizations that I have worked with, the people that I have met, I realize this. The going happened when I was ready and set. There are moments that I have tried to race without being equipped. Being in track and field in high school gave me plenty of learning opportunities for that. I was on the field team. This was my way of avoiding the running side of things. Then, there was the ambitious coach who wanted everyone to be conditioned to run. I was out of breath the first lap but then it went on… for hours… for days. I wasn’t ready. I wasn’t set. But I was told to go… and I didn’t go very far.
I have done many things that I wasn’t ready for. It was slow and it was agonizing and it was frustrating. However, I have done just as many things that I was. In all of those things, it was due to the conditioning before I had to get set. It was the getting ready that allowed me to get set into place and it was the setting that allowed me that jump start to continue. When my heart was set on learning and getting all that I could in this very moment, I realized that it prepared me for the setting that may happen tomorrow or years later. Take a breath and capture this moment so you won’t miss out on all the go that is coming. What is it that you’re being readied for now?
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9