Waiting on God’s Timing

I know that it’s been a really long time since my last post, and maybe one day I will tell you about all the things that happened to me between then and now.  Right now I have one particular story in mind, and that’s the one I’m going to tell.  This is the story of how God gave me the strength to wait on His timing, and what happened as a result.  But to tell this story, I have to go back a couple of years.  Back to when God changed my life’s plans…

If you know me, you know that I am a person that likes to have a plan.  I have a plan for my day, my week, my month, my year, and my life.  If I don’t have a plan, I feel like I’m going to go insane.  When I first got to high school I decided that I was going to be a veterinarian.  I had the mind for it, I had the grades.  I was going to go to NC State (one of the best vet schools on the East Coast), and that was my plan.

Apparently God had a different idea for me.  I’ll spare you the long story, but over the course of about a month, God convinced me that I should follow His plan, and prepare to be a homemaker.  Now I know what you’re thinking!  In this day in age, people (especially women) go to college, get a degree, and go to work.  That’s the idea that I had too.  But that’s not the idea that God had for me.

How in the world was I supposed to go about becoming a homemaker?  For the time being, I just stuck to my school work.  The one thing that God really had on my heart, though, was the Proverbs 31 woman.  She had her business, was a hard worker, and a faithful person.  Another long story short, I got my business started last summer (thanks to much help from my youth pastor and his wife).  I knit things by hand to sell.

As with any business, getting started is hard and slow.  So I took another example from Proverbs 31, an example that would help my business and help me become a better homemaker.  I decided to learn how to spin.  Believe it or not, the process of learning to spin was a really easy one for me.  We had a cheap drop spindle in the basement that Mom had picked up a few years ago, and after watching a few videos online, I had it.  My problem was wool.  I needed a constant supply of it, and I didn’t know where I was going to get it.

Thanks to Miss Rhonda and her brilliant idea (while we were cooking dinner, might I add), I started to look into Angora rabbits.  Their fur is really long, and they’re great wool producers.  They’re much smaller than a sheep or alpaca, and make good pets.

One more long story short:  I started looking for a good rabbit breeder back in February.  The only one I found lived in Missouri (12 or 14 hours from here).  My uncle was going to be driving from his place out here to help my grandparents build their house, and he’d be going right by the farm I’d found.  He would just pick them up for me.  But then he decided to fly out instead of driving (sometime back in May), so I’d have to try to find a different breeder that was closer to us.  Problem was, there weren’t any breeders closer to us.

I had gotten so attached to the idea of getting those rabbits!  I can’t tell you how many times I prayed and cried to God.  I blamed Him for getting me into this mess, and then letting me down.  I tried to trust His timing, but it was hard.

Well, just a few weeks ago, I got a phone call from my uncle.  He said that he was going to drive out after all, and was going to be able to pick up my rabbits for me.  He got in contact with the rabbit breeder, one thing led to another, and I got my rabbits!  Chester and Rosebud made it safely into my arms on July 10th, after five long months of waiting.

Was it worth it to trust God’s timing?  Believe me, it was incredibly hard, but worth it all in the end.  I learned a lesson in a small matter, and I’m now ready to apply it to the rest of my life.  I’ve been called to be a homemaker, so I’ll want to get married and have kids right away.  I don’t know when God will want me to do those things, but as hard as it will be, I am ready to trust His timing.

In Christ,

Fairlight Maiden
To see some of the thing I sell, check out http://www.knotkreative.com-  I’d really appreciate the support!



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