~The Crossroads Called Limbo~
Limbo is the state of uncertainty, not knowing what to do or whats next.
“That night the Lord appeared to Paul and said, “Be encouraged, Paul. Just as you have been a witness to me here in Jerusalem, you must preach the Good News in Rome as well.” (Acts 23:11, NLT)
Paul was at a crossroads called limbo. He had been on house arrest for two years. He was tired and discouraged. He wanted to do more and see more progress than he has been seeing.
He took his u-turn, now he feels like all that he is running into are road blocks and isn’t able to see the reason why.
We all have been there. We have all at one time or another experienced this type of crossroad, and it’s not fun. It can be very discouraging and disheartening.
But even in time of uncertainty God is working in us and through us. We may not see it but He does. He see’s what will come out of the place we so want out of. When Paul was on house arrest and at a crossroads, God used that time for hime to write His word in forms of letters to churches. These letters are now thirteen books of the Bible. Even when we don’t see it God is working and moving through us.
“Rather than develop a five-year or ten-year plan, or a longterm calling, we live out our call daily while we listen for God’s voice.” (Pg. 159)
This doesn’t mean not to dream or make plans. But to be ok if they don’t turn out like you want. Maybe God has another plan or dream for you. I know it is hard when things you have dreamed of don’t happen or are changed a lot more then your comfortable with. But maybe if you step back and really look you will see that it is even better then you planned.
Take this time in the crossroad called limbo to rest in God.
“The more I learned to lean on Him on a daily basis and simply live out my faith in the everyday elements, the more I was prepared for the bigger steps when they arrived… You become more mature. More healed. Less surprised by or resistant to or prepared for the good things God is giving you in the ordinary.” (Pg. 160-161)
(The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller. Chapter 7 Pages 157-161 underlined. Verse used also used in the book The Mend Heart chapter 7 page 157)