One of the ideas that God has been keeping in front of me lately is that often He gives us an assignment or a direction to head but doesn’t give us any indication of the timing He has in mind. Think Abraham – he knew God would give him posterity – then he waited, and waited, and waited. Or think Mary – she would bear the Messsiah – no waiting whatsoever. My family has been tasked to go share the gospel with Portuguese people. We need to complete training, raise our financial and prayer supporters, and raise our O&P funds. We also have to share the story of how God called us with whatever churches God has in mind. God knows how long those things will take. I go back and forth between wanting to be ready to go NOW and wanting to go later; sometimes several times a day. What I need to do is be content to focus on the ministry God has for me right now and leave the timing up to God. I need to decide to be ready for any possibility.