It’s more than a hashtag. It’s been my anthem for nearly 16 years, when it comes to my approach towards raising support and trusting God to provide for me and now for our family. It’s from 1 Thessalonians 5:24, which reads:
“He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.”
I don’t remember exactly when this became my anthem, I think it was as I sat in a my car pleading with God to provide and show up in my life, as I was first raising support to go to Prague for my two year internship. See I had been invited to a big fund raising event and told that I would have a chance to share and, Lord-willing, see some new people partner with me to make a difference in Czech. Which was HUGE because I had seen very little new support from the area I grew up in, but I was still hopeful.
It didn’t go as I had hoped. I sat there, no chance came. No one barely even talked to me. I went to my car heartbroken and angry with those who invited me and seemingly forgot about me, ultimately I was frustrated with God. I asked, “God why would I go there and just sit in the corner and be ignored? Why God?” I continued, “God you called me to this, I know that, why aren’t you showing up? I don’t know who is going to help me here.”
As I wrestled with God in my little Oldsmobile Achieva, I didn’t hear any answers, no big signs came. Nothing. Just silence. Then I got to the point where I just shut my mouth, sat in my own frustration and waited. What seemed like forever later this verse came to my mind and these thoughts, “God is big, God has called me, God is faithful, He provides for what He calls to, keep trusting, keep moving towards Him, keep going. He will surely do it!”
God moved in that moment in my life, that was when I began to get traction when it came to raising support in the area where I grew up. God indeed provided. He surely did it and He continues to do it! Míša and I need this reminder often and we pray it often.
So the question is, “What is your IT, that you need him to surely do?”