My view has recently changed. Over this weekend, I moved across the hall to a larger apartment…still tiny, but larger than the previous one. The first apartment was on the front of the building with a view of the parking lot, a playground, and one or two of our campus cottages.

The new apartment is on the back of the building with a view of green trees and sunlight. It’s beautiful. And probably will prove to be more relaxing than the parking lot!


The physical view isn’t the only view that has changed though. I’m still processing through a lot of it, but I realized last weekend that sometimes brave means staying right where you are. Even when it’s not your first choice.

Staying might be hard. It might be the one thing you never imagined doing. And it might be the very thing God is requiring of you at this moment.

The thing I have to remind myself is that staying now doesn’t mean forever. It doesn’t mean I’ve been abandoned, or am being punished, or am in a holding pattern. There may be some things God has asked me to wait on for now…but He’s still at work here. He still has work for me to do.

So I’ve picked this verse as my next memory verse,

Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar. Isaiah 33:17

I can choose to stay and be angry about it. I can leave before the time is right. Or I can choose to view the land that stretches far out in front of me. The land that God wants me to see and enjoy. The land where His presence remains.

Where is God calling you to stay today?

spiral 2This post is part of my series of verses for the Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015 with Beth Moore and Living Proof Ministries. This is my sixteenth verse of the year.

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