Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. – Corrie Ten Boom
For an adventure to be an adventure, the conclusion must be unknown. Nothing truly adventurous has a predetermined outcome or is void of risk. And life is an adventure. A few weeks ago, Cay and I loaded all our worldly possessions into a 26-foot rental truck, and said goodbye to our house of 37 years, a wonderful church, an amazing community of friends, five careers, and over 40 years of memories. We drove northeast into a new adventure. And I struggled. I had expectations, dreams, and plans that would never be fulfilled. While I vented my frustration to a long-time friend, he gave me some sage advice. He said exchange your expectations for expectancy. Give up your plans, and see what God has in store.
Jesus’ famous prayer includes the phrase, “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10) My kingdom or God’s? My will or God’s? Tough choices greet us every step of the journey. And they all boil down to the essential question: what do I want more – my expectations, or do I wait with expectancy for what God has in store? Let the adventure begin!