"For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay."[Habakkuk 2:3]
God gives us many visions, dreams and hopes for the future. Our hearts will desire many things in this life, but as I have learned we must wait until God puts these things into motion otherwise in our own strength we will destroy what we have so long hoped for.
This is how I feel about Cambodia.
Before I was a Christian and wholeheartedly following the Lord, God was already preparing my heart to love the country and the people of Cambodia. I viewed the film "The Killing Fields" in a high school history class and since then have not been able to keep my mind away from it. I imagined myself traveling the country and meeting many people, taking many pictures. However at that time there was nothing more than that, no higher purpose. Since then the Lord has shaped me and I have surrendered the gifts of art that he has entrusted to me back to Him. I know that five years ago if I had gone to Cambodia I would not have been as strong as I need to be, nor would I have been prepared to do the will of God.
I can see that there is a path but I can also see that I have a ways to go. Until the appointed time I will wait and I will hold fast to the truth of God and his will. And I will also hold onto the hope that someday I will travel to Cambodia and serve his kingdom there however I can.
P.S. This is a fairly simple post, but I thought that it could encourage someone just as the word encouraged me.