I’m 31 and I live in my mom and step-dad’s house. Not in the way some people live with their parents in the basement or above the garage, no I occupy a bedroom upstairs with pink carpet. Even though this might look like I am whining, I’m really not. I enjoy staying with my mom and step-dad and before that my brother. It’s humbling, not in the “I’m going to prove you wrong and make you look like a fool in front of the cute girl you like” kind of humbling, but more of the “But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” in Matthew 23:12 kind of way.
This past year has been a little strange. I went from having a career and living with people who weren’t related to me and playing kickball on the National Mall in DC to living with my mom and step-dad spending most nights at the house. This blog is not meant to be a pity party kind of thing, because my life is not to be pitied. For the most part I am enjoying whats happening because I know it is what God has called me to do.
I am trying my hardest to put God before myself, to be an example to those around me of what trusting God can really be like. Of course, there are times when it is frustrating, times when I wonder if I did the right thing, times when I think will I ever get to Germany, but then a verse like Proverbs 16:9 comes to mind. “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” These may not be my plans, but who am I to think that my plans are better than the One who spoke all of creating into being. I think He’s better qualified to make these plans, so I am learning to humble myself before Him and listen for the next step that I should take. I encourage you to take a few minutes today to listen to Him and see who’s plan you are following.