BIG IDEAS AND CRAZY PLANS

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Read: Exodus 4

Reflect: I started something new two weeks ago. More specifically, I started a school. But let’s rewind a bit first. Last Fall, I felt so strongly that I was to do something in the homeschooling world after being a stay-at-home mom for four years. But it seemed overwhelming. It seemed too much. I wasn’t exactly sure what it was I was supposed to be doing. So, I did nothing. Fast forward five months and a co-worker who I hadn’t talked to in seven plus years texted me to say “What are you up to nowadays? Want to start a hybrid homeschool academy with me?” When God opens a door, he occasionally flings it wide open. This door was wide open. We had no doubt that this was something God was calling us to begin because coincidences aren’t truly coincidences.

The past six months have been a whirlwind. Meetings. Budgets. Applications. Student interviews. Curriculum ordering. Parent phone calls. Classroom set-up. First day of school. It has not all felt easy.

I FELT LIKE THIS BIG CRAZY IDEA OF OURS WAS, WELL, A BIT CRAZY

There have been moments when I questioned the new addition of extra stressors into our lives. There have been moments where I wondered how I was going to make this all work. There have been moments where I felt like this big crazy idea of ours was, well, a bit crazy.

Even in the midst of the crazy though, there has been this constant reminder of God’s hand in all of it. Now – – I am not Moses. I am not freeing the Israelites from slavery. I am not approaching Pharaoh and asking for their release and watching the plagues rain down on Egypt. I am not leading the masses through the Red Sea. I am not wandering the desert for forty years. However, I am sure there were moments when Moses found himself thinking, “Why did I add all this stress into my life? How am I going to make this all work? What made me attempt something so crazy?” In fact, Exodus 4 shows us the exact state of Moses’s mind when the Lord first presented this big idea to him.

WE ARE NOT MEANT TO DO THESE THINGS ALONE

The answer to both my own late-night worries and Moses’ attempts at understanding the logistics of it all are the same — we do it because God asked. Even more so — we can do it because God asked. Just because God has called us to step into something does not mean that it will all be easy. However, it does mean that it will be possible with God by our side. We are not meant to do these things alone.

Apply: What has God called you into? What plans are you pushing to the side because they feel too stressful, too big or too crazy? Release your worries to the Lord and let him lead you where He wants you to go. Lean into the peace of being right where God wants you, even when it seems crazy.  

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