A funny thing happens when you ask God for direction. Or when I do anyway. We start looking for all the signs or maybe offer Him suggestions.
My husband and I felt we had some pretty strong signs that it was time to move on. As I mentioned, he was beyond stressed at work and didn’t like coming home just wrecked from it. Scott was ready. The month of May was in his mind.God chose June (Scott had picked May long before March).
Our first thought was New England. Specifically New Hampshire. The reason was in our hearts we wanted to move where it is green, has a full on four seasons experience and the idea felt right. I also lived in New England for half of my life, vacationed in New Hampshire a lot and there was a comfort there. I even picked out the perfect house (a Victorian with fruit trees, blueberry bushes, built in book shelves and a trellis) which had been on sale at an amazing price. Scott very patiently pulled me from my plans with gentle reminders that we had no money for a down payment and the timing wasn’t right. I kind of feel like God was nudging him to get me to chill out.
Then the house sold and my whole idea of a warm Victorian in New Hampshire kind of dropped.
God opened the door for us to move to Gaylord. People reminded us again and again that it snows here. A LOT. As in A LOT OF SNOW! The thing is, if God is directing your path, you are wise to follow those directions, and I believe He was and is.
After my first phone interview, I opened my devotional and here is the exact page:
I’m not saying this devotional was written for me, but I am saying God made sure that I read it. It was a big ole “YES” in my eyes. Yes to moving, yes to moving to another state with only one person having a job, yes to selling a house while you are miles away from it. God didn’t call us to work where it is very snowy. He called us. We came. And He is doing great things!
1 – We don’t have a home yet, but whether we have lived in a hotel, a friend’s basement, a KOA cabin or a small place in the woods, we have been together and eaten together.
2 – My men have volunteered with me and shared the love of Jesus.
3 – My men are going with me to church and the Lord has used the pastor to speak to our situation. God’s word truly is alive and active!
4 – God has met every need. I’ll get into those later. He has also met us in our tears. I’ll get there later too.
The thing I am learning is that God will lead us and it will be amazing. It will not always be fun. It will not always be sunny. It WILL always be something we can look back on and see His hands on it and in it.