I think that most of us like to have a plan & know what’s happening, not only in our day to day activities but also in some longer time perspectives. This was a challenge that Jacob had, having served his father-in-law, Laban, for 20 years. There was a lot of stability & safety for Jacob as he worked for Laban, with of course some hotspots to navigate (deception, wage changes, etc). But there was a time for Jacob to move his family away from Laban & back to his homeland, but not without some tricky conversations & exchanges. It seems to me that absolutely there was uncertainty & instability in Jacob’s family in this season.
So how do we walk in seasons of uncertainty? Here are a few suggestions:
- pray a lot
- determine to get better at trusting God (Prov 22:19)
- keep your focus on God & not only the circumstances or people
- keep moving – don’t get quagmired in fear, analysis or distractions
Of all things, be sure to stay in step, on pace, with the Holy Spirit!!