"We don't know when He will act. In His time, no doubt, not ours. In the meantime He would like us to do what we can on our own."
He is referring in this passage to Aslan.. and it stikes a very strong message to me personally.
In my life right now, I have been stuck in a transitional place, believing that the Lord has a plan for me, but totally unsure of what that plan is. I have been highly stressed for the past 6 months or so, about big issues like ~selling my house, moving, furthering my education, and wanting desperately to help hurting people.
I have felt "stuck" while waiting on the Lord to set things in motion. I have felt lost as I truly believed He was going to provide "open doors" for us in each of those things. But.. nothing has happened.
Peter's quote is exactly the reminder I needed.
I don't know when the Lord will act... and it's quite obvious that His timing is very different from my own. (my house has been on the market for 15 months now!)
But, I haven't been giving myself an "in the meantime" assignment! I have sat still, just waiting for "Him" to act. Perhaps He would like me "to do what I can on my own".
So... I am letting go of the worries about my house, my move, my job, my education, and my "calling". I am going to take what I have now, and use it.
Instead of focusing on the "I can't do this yet" I will stand up and focus on what I can do now.
I can keep living.
I can inspire, encourage, and support those around me.
I can trust that He will act in the perfect timing.
I can battle the enemy with everything I have.
I can make plans.
I can recover if those plans fail.
I can stand beside the people that God put in my life.