Will you please join me in praying that my entry Visa into Gabon will arrive this week? You see, that's kind of important because I'm scheduled to fly out this coming Sunday, February 26th. That won't happen if my passport and visa don't return in time!
The big question is: "Are you nervous?" I've also heard "scared", "worried" and "going crazy" instead of nervous. My answer is always the same two-part reply: in my humanness, ABSOLUTELY! After all, the entire trip hinges on getting there! If I'm not disciplined and submitted to God, my palms get sweaty when I allow my imagination to take over and worse-case scenarios take over. My blood pressure rises, I don't go back to sleep in the middle of the night. I nervous over-snack (recently Peanut M&M's are the bane of my existence!) and so on. Can you relate?
Fortunately, there is a bigger picture answer: "Not at all. This is God's trip." Simple; elegant; true. I continue to learn that the more quickly, thoroughly and consistently I surrender to His plan for my life - even these details - the better off I am. I sleep better and I'm more focused. I don't worry because I trust God has this, as well as everything else I could be concerned over, totally under control.
I choose to focus on answer #2. What about you?