Here I am, my last night.
I have checked into my flight and packed my bags.
This is my last night in Uruguay.
As I reflect upon all the things I learned this year, the one reoccurring theme seems to be God’s timing.
Let me first say, God’s watch is better than the Apple watch. It’s wayyyyy cheaper, free upgrades, it never cracks, it never malfunctions, and it’s usually about 5 minutes ahead of worldly time.
God’s timing is better than ours. On various occasions it seems like the timing could not be worse, or there is no reason for what is happening, but God has it under control, no need to call Apple Care.
This year I have learned lessons on trust, communication, expectations, relationships, loneliness, independence, and faith.
But all of those lessons came with God’s timing.
On October 2, 2014 I wept leaving my family in the Boston airport. Now, 9 months later, I have spent weeks saying teary goodbyes & “see you later”s throughout Uruguay.
A lot has changed in my personal life and faith journey throughout these 9 months. A lot has changed in the lives of my loved ones. A lot of changed in my home country and communities. But God’s knows this is the right time for my transition.
There are clear examples such as being able to attend a friends wedding, be with another friend when she will need me the most, have different job opportunities, ect. But I know there are hidden reasons that God is not revealing yet, and I am going to wait.
I have experienced things that I cannot explain how they have changed me or explain the things they have taught me, but sometimes the explainable things are the most precious and personal things in a person’s journey. These lessons I will carry with me throughout my life, and are the most valuable thing that will put into my backpack of life.
From a lesson a learned a few years back:
“Be still and know that I am God” –Psalm 46:10.
I will never fully understand God’s timing, I just need to understand it is always better than mine. I need to be still and know He is God.