Stuck on 'Stop'

February 2023

   “And Elijah came before all the people and said, How long will you halt between two positions?  If the Lord is God, follow him: but if Ba’al, then follow him.  And the people answered him not a word.” (I Kings 18:21).

   My dear friend, Andrew, has a remarkable testimony – and a recent season of hesitancy we all could learn from.  (Yes, Andrew granted me permission to share this with you.)

   Andrew walks a commendable life of humble faithfulness.  A Brooklyn transplant from Jamaica, he repented years ago of a worldly, lustful lifestyle now working out daily, eating one simple vegetarian meal daily, and rising early each day to pore over Scripture and share verses with over 100 followers.

   Over a year ago, Andrew became convicted that God desired him to return to Jamaica for a new mission, bringing salt and light to a poor, violent community there.  The Lord has moved remarkably to ‘unencumber’ and open doors for him.  These include leading Andrew to close his training gym of more than twenty years; discontinuing his workout class training; and an amazingly rapid sale of his American home.  He’s even successfully rehomed one of his three dogs. And yet…

   Andrew had been waffling between his past and his future; between two ho ...

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