This Wednesday Word No. 21 comes from a missionary named Jim Elliot. I’m unfamiliar with him as a man, but have oftentimes heard his earnest suggestion quoted. Upon further research, I discovered that Elliot was an evangelical Christian who was one of five missionaries killed while participating in Operation Auca, an attempt to evangelize the Huaorani people of Ecuador in 1956. I think that makes his quote all the more poignant. Be present wherever you may be, whatever circumstances you may be facing. Don’t be distracted by the things that you can’t change or you don’t have the power to resolve. The second half of that quote reads, “Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” Full disclosure in three … two … one … I needed this Wednesday Word. Perhaps maybe more than you. I’m on the brink of another life transition, as I seek to secure employment before my year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA ends, and my mind has been crowded with anxiety and too many questions, too few answers. But this. This was the perfect reminder to be fully where I am, and not try to rush past it. For I know that I’m just gonna have to go through it. I know that God placed me in this temporarily uncomfortable space for a reason. And when I know that He’s in the midst of this situation, I must let go and rest in knowing what I already know about Him — God is in control.