Thursday, August 14, 2014

There's No Place Like Home

For a week and a half, I have been visiting NC.  As much as I love traveling, there is no place like home.

My home used to be in NC, and I have so many memories and family there.  I love to visit and definitely miss my family when I’m in AZ, but I know where I’m supposed to be, and that makes all the difference in the world. 

I thought I would be in NC forever.  However, God had other plans.  I was shocked when He first mentioned it to us.   It was my husband at first that felt an urge to start looking at houses and jobs in the Phoenix area, and shortly after we were asked by one of our pastors to join a church planting team in AZ.  What seemed like a coincidence was really God preparing us for our future. 

I was so hesitant to give up the good life we had in NC that I asked God to make it plain and give us at least three confirmations.  He exceeded my request in such a way that I knew beyond any doubt that we were AZ bound.  

Looking back those 15 years, I am confident we made the right decision.  Everything has not been a bed of roses.  There's been great days, but we have had trials too.  One thing that has remained constant is a sense of peace that we are in the right place. 

AZ has been a place I have thoroughly enjoyed.  I made up my mind prior to moving I would love it because it was the place we were “called” to.  Our lives have been enriched because we obeyed the call.

I would love to stay in  AZ forever.   However, I’m hesitant to have that mindset again.  I know God’s plans and purposes for our lives are far better than we could ever put together for ourselves. 

We do make plans, but we submit them to God, letting Him have the final word. 

If you are struggling at all with trusting God’s guidance for your life, don’t.  He can be trusted.

You will never go wrong if you listen to His still small voice and take one step at a time towards His plan for you.   

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