My life have been quite interesting, over the past eleven months.
I’m hoping to catch you up but please be gracious with me because sometimes I get a little distracted… ‘squirrel!’
See what I’m sayin … I can get a little distracted.
Ok, I’m focused now.
How about you?
I sure hope so… let’s get started.
“Sometimes God has better plans for the one who will let go of the comfortable to pursue the not so comfortable.” Jan Silvious
I find these words to be simple yet quite profound. As I stared at my incoming email, my heart skipped a beat with great encouragement.
Comfortable– providing physical ease and relaxation (google).
Almost a year ago ( OMG, it’s almost a year already) my family and I relocated from our home state, where the dazzling sun firmly holds it’s position, no matter what season you’re in, to the land of of the Braves, Hawks, and Falcons –– better known as the Peach State.
As we have shared our hearts with family, friends, and just random people, the question that was and is most commonly asked is “why are you leaving sunny Florida to go to cold Georgia, or you left Florida to come to Georgia?”
We were born in Florida, our children were born there, our family and friends continue to live there. Florida will always be home, but sometimes home becomes too comfortable.
“Sometimes home becomes too comfortable. “
Just to give you some history… about 9 years ago… I struggle with timeframes and often have to rely on my husband for such information, but since he’s attending a conference today, I’m on my own. 😛
Give or take, about 9 years ago Jason and I traveled to Atlanta to learn about a church launch in the heart of the city, with a vision to raise up ingenious leaders in the urban context. We shared a similar vision and was very excited to be part of something much greater than ourselves.
We were ready to relocate our young family from Florida to Georgia to be part of this great movement. However, after spending much time in prayer and making the necessary plans to start the process, the Lord made it very clear that though our hearts were in the right place, it was not our time –– yet.
Being the obedient children that we are… in this particular situation anyhow, we submitted to what we believed to be the Lord’s will and contacted the leadership team to make them aware we wouldn’t be joining them.
We were disappointed but not discouraged.
Shortly after accepting the fact that it wasn’t our time, we learned that our young family of 4 would soon become a family of 5.
The Lord knows the beginning from the end. We had no idea our family would be increasing but He did. (Isaiah 46:10). I cannot even imagine what it would have been like for our very young family to have relocated to a new state, with a new baby on the way.
Has this ever happened to you?
Have you ever you ever prayed, planned and pursued something, but things turned out differently?
Proverbs 16:1 says, we can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer (NLT).
Fast forward … October 6. 2017.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey, so be on the look out for part two.
In the meantime, what are some comforts you’re willing to give up for the sake of pursing what you believe God has called you to do?