It’s pretty official now, I think everyone knows and we have tied up all of our loose ends. Allen, the boys and I have relocated to the hills of western Ky!
If I’m being completely honest with you, I did not see this coming for our life. However, in March of 2015 I felt as though I had an epiphany one night. I recorded in my journal, we are going to homeschool our boys and move to the oil wells and slow our lives down. While I wrote that down I really didn’t think it would come to fruition. The idea seemed great, however the deep tunnel we were living in didn’t seem as though that idea would ever be a reality.
What is really, really cool is that God made a way, he made 1000 ways! He lined everything up according to His will for our lives. I could make a list so long, our house sold; the gas line project got funded; we bought a camper to stay in ‘temporarily’; we got every right of way we needed; we found the perfect builders; our loan closed just in time-I could go on for hours. However, none of these previous things happened in the manner that we had preconceived in our minds. And, we spent countless hours fretting over their outcomes. More like, wasted countless hours sweating things that we had no control over.
Each one was a stepping stone for building our faith, it took me a long time to embrace that. Since I have embraced it, my life is so much sweeter. I don’t see the big picture, nor do I want to anymore. I just put all of my faith and trust in God in ALL things.
Each day is a gift, I am currently sitting on my new breezy front porch, listening to wind chimes and typing this message out. Everyday I am finding myself a bit more, who knew it would take a move to do it. My flesh didn’t want to leave my comfort zone, surrounded by my family and friends. However, that is what it took to find my place in this world. I don’t have anything to keep my schedule so busy that I don’t make time for the life I’m called to live. I had to dump the chaos that so easily entangled me to get a deep breath of the peace that has been available to me the whole time. I was just too busy to see it.
Life is not perfect, we still live in the camper! However, it is parked right beside our new home. We are currently waiting for dry wallers that should’ve started yesterday. The difference is I am embracing it instead of trying to control it, knowing that God’s plans are way better than mine. It will all be done eventually. I am still working on patience. I’ll conquer it one of these days, but I’m better than I used to be.
I now know that early morning in March of 2015 that it was God speaking to me. I am learning to listen to Him, I am taking the time to listen. I am learning that life is very unpredictable and the less I try to plan it and figure it out the happier I am.
I laid down my ideal of what I thought my life would look like, it was the biggest stumbling block in my path. I find myself so grateful for the little things, I don’t get caught up and when I do I’m gently reminded of the important things in life.
Let God write your story. It will change your life!