Q: Why did the chicken go only halfway across the street?
A: Because she wanted to lay it on the line.
Right now, as I have been either unemployed or underemployed the last couple of years, I have been living in my son's house. He is in the Navy, and during these past two years, he has decided to make it a career. One aspect of that is knowing that he would be moved somewhere down the line. I found out a few weeks ago that he would have a six month deployment in January. Today, I found out that his move would happen upon the end of that deployment. He also told me that move would be to one of three areas. One of those areas, I have lived in before. The other two I have never lived near, and have a cost of living much higher than other places I have lived. In another month, I guess I'll find out. There's just a pile of uncertainties that come out of this. On the other hand, as I have no solid job here, and few things, there is one sense that it doesn't matter. All three places have milder winters than Hampton Roads.
It does change how I look at my days here. How do I live to honor Jesus where I am knowing that, so far, I've accomplished little in this area other than staying alive, losing money, and, hopefully, contributed a little to a few persons' lives around here? I have about seven to eight months left in this area. I am certain this changes something, and I think I wish I knew even vaguely what that is.
James 1:5-8 speaks of asking God when one lacks wisdom, and one will receive when one does not doubt God.