Dinner Table Metaphor

The Dinner PlateToday, our son Alex was instructed that he could not leave the table until he had finished his meal which consisted of half a cheeseburger and four baby carrots. He hemmed and hawed through our time together and then Krista and I moved on to get our work done. There he sat. By himself. For two and a half hours. When he was finally done, he didn’t know what to do.

Afterwards I thought, Is this what we are doing? There’s not much more on our plate but do we wait it out some or do we just gobble it all up? Fortunately, we have made a decision on all that. We are gobbling it all up. We have 40% more of our ongoing support to raise which Krista is working hard on scheduling us appointments so that we can meet with people who may be interested in being a part of that, I have one seminary course which I am rushing to finish in the next few weeks, and we are scheduled for our prefield training late next month. Oh, and the house is on the market ready to be sold (which it had three showing this last weekend) The big question when all that is done is What do we do then? It will be a transition time for us as we move to Germany. It’s not like we won’t have things to do and its not like we don’t know some of what we will be doing, but the specifics are just not there yet. Steps 1, 2, & 3 aren’t just laid out which makes you want to stay at the table munching for just a little longer but we know that is not what God has called us to do.

So with a full stomach, we keep munching away at our plate so that we can see what is going to happen next, even if God hasn’t laid it all out for us just yet.


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