Today marks one year. One year ago today, we rolled out of Campbellsville with our camper in tow. Headed out on a great adventure, and what an adventure it has been. We had no idea what was in store for our future, we just knew it was going to be great because God was ordaining our steps. Over the last year, I have been pushed, terrified, felt love and joy indescribable, gotten lost, done things I swore I would never do-however I wouldn’t change a single moment. Allen and I have put ourselves into a lifestyle where the only thing that we have to lean back on and trust is God. We stepped away from security and into His hands. It makes so much sense to type it out, but we fought a lot of steps forward with fear of the unknown. We are slowly catching on and learning to trust God whole heartedly.
For instance, we didn’t make it 50 miles last August 18 before half of our camper wall flew off, what a great confirmation for the beginning of our journey. God love his heart, Allen was so angry. Or maybe when we had to dump our black water for the first time, that was definitely a one of a kind experience. Or going for months with no income, to only watch God be our sole provider. Looking back over the last year is almost like a gift, the joy and laughter that has come along with this new way of life for us is making it all worth living. We are starting something from the ground up here in western Kentucky, God has put us in this exact place in this exact moment.
As I watch the sun rise from my front porch, I realize just how blessed we are. That trusting God is so worth it! We don’t get caught up in the things that get us in a frenzy anymore, we have changed the course and direction of our lives over the last year. We no longer seek what the world seeks, we seek what God has in store for us. It is plans for a hope and a future. He wants to see us succeed. Why is it so natural to be scared of His plan? I think for me, it was setting aside my need for control. I am no longer in control, I don’t have a mountain of plans laid out. Each day is a gift, we awake and unwrap it and see what He has in store for us.
I can happily say that we now live in a home, not a camper! It is not completely finished but it is a beautiful work in progress. We designed every aspect of it, it is perfect to us. I have been so grateful to watch every step come to life, who knew electricity was such a game changer and that running water and a toilet could bring so much joy. I was able to wash clothes in my own house, I actually loved doing laundry yesterday. I used to take so many things for granted, living without them made me value things so much more. I want to encourage you today to follow God’s tug at your heart. If He is calling you to something, He will provide for you. Every step will not be cupcakes and rainbows, however every step will be more than worth it. Learn to trust in God like never before, don’t let fear of the unknown stop you.
We were scared to leave our comfort zone behind, we questioned our decisions many times. BUT, now I can say, wow! it was and is so worth it. Allen and I are working side by side, and fulfilling our dream a bit more each day. We think opposite of one another a lot of the times, however that makes a great team when we respect one another’s differences. I’m learning new things about myself and capabilities each day. God has so much in store for our future, we are literally just getting started. I hope you will join us in watching God unfold the rest of our story. I can’t wait to share each step here with you.
Let go and Let God!
Don’t settle for what you think you deserve, strive for God’s best for your lives. He values you and your future…