There’s this awkward place called in-between. Maybe you’re there?
If you are, you know it can sometimes be a horrible place to be as you feel like you aren’t really any where. You feel stuck! You aren’t sure where you are, as you long for where you want to be.
That’s where I am.
I’ve spent a week preparing for Taking it to the Streets this Saturday night where we will feed 400 people. It’s a community event and everyone pitches in to donate food, drink, desserts, clothes, shoes, socks, and hygiene products. I’m pretty sure I’ve crossed all my T’s and dotted my I’d, but there’s this uncertainly of not knowing.
There’s this in-between time where I will have to lay every doubt and “what if” before the Lord. I’ve done my part. I’ll have to turn every worry over to God and ask for His blessing and miracle. And I’ll use my in-between time to remember the other in-between times where God came through in miraculous ways. Pics here.
So for now, I sit in this awkward in-between time until Saturday evening. Then I’ll show up and watch community come together with God’s provision to bless the homeless community.
In-between is where my daughter is too.
Having a strong call on her life to open shelters for children rescued out of human trafficking, she is in her training and preparation phase.
Her burden is so strong that she’d love to quit nursing school and jump out of the in-between and into her calling, but that would only be detrimental to her long term goal.
Jumping out of the in-between too soon only frustrates the plans of God.
While none of us like the in-between
Let’s remember that there is much to gain in the wait.
God is working.
God is teaching.
God is refining.
God is preparing.
Do you find yourself frustrated in the wait of the in-between? Tell me about your in-between in the comments.