The other day someone made the comment, "I hate support raising, but I must be really good at it because I got x amount of dollars for the summer."
I'll be the first to admit, I stink at support raising. Really, truly, honestly, I suck at it. It's not something I enjoy and it's not always something I do "as suggested."
For me, this was an awesome revelation. I stink at support raising...I STINK at support raising. I am one hundred percent inadequate when it comes to this area of my life. Which means that God is the one compensating my inadequacy.
I know this is true in every area of my life, but I get distracted by my accomplishments and my hard work, and I don't necessarily give credit where credit is due. So comes along this challenge (raising my own support) that I fail, over and over again.
But, God is faithful. When I finally get the courage to ask people to support me God surprises me through them. And even when I don't have the courage to ask, God surprises me through them.
Now, don't get me wrong. I would love some stability right now. I would love to be able to plan what countries I'm going to (or not going to) this year. I would love to know what my salary is going to be. But, it seems like God loves surprising me more than He loves my plans...and I'm under the impression that that will never change.
So, I'm going to try to embrace it...it's an up and down battle, but for today it's good to see my inadequacy and the way that God fills every crevice of my emptiness with his adequacy...and then overflows it.
Things to be aware of this week...this eleven year old Hunter and the incredible work he does for kids all around the world. It's quite the inspiration: http://huntershope4car.wordpress.com/