Do not move an ancient boundary line set up by your ancestors. Proverbs 22:28 You shall not go out in haste, or go in flight, for the Lord will go before you and the God of Israel will be your rear-guard. Isaiah 52:12
For the past few years these verses have been my theme. I knew the Lord had plans for me, and I prayed for guidance. But all I heard was “Don’t move boundary lines, the Lord will go before you.” A boundary line proves possession of land. And generations later it proves inheritance. The Lord will move the boundary line when His time comes. For He is the Cornerstone, the Foundation of my wall. So years of what seemed like uncertainty, the Lord was building. So through the first few of teaching, then through the next few years nursing school, anxiety and sleepless nights…wait! Wait patiently for Him. Waiting was work. I wandered, I waited and worked. Then one day…
A day for building your walls! In that day the boundary shall be far extended. Micah 7:11
Nursing school stopped; everything stopped. Boundary lines started to move. First, they moved to Tennessee, where I began searching for the purpose of the sudden move. But still “Wait.” Until an email: “Tina, I was standing on the porch in Africa at a home for children with HIV, they need a nurse, you came to mind. Call me.” Wait changed to WHAT? I turned to Google Maps: Jinja,Uganda. Boundaries Extended. Then my next thought, I am not a missionary. No, But I am a nurse, I am a teacher, I love children, sick children. And I am called to obey. I will be loving these precious children by introducing them to their Healer, their Creator, their Father, their Savior Jesus Christ.
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; You hold my lot. the [Boundary] Lines have fallen for me in pleasant places. Indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. Therefore, my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices. My flesh dwells secure. You make known to me the path of life. In Your presence there is fullness of JOY. Psalm 16