I HATE moving and every aspect of it!!! The packing, sorting thru all the various clothes, papers and miscellaneous items you accumulate over the years. Oh and don’t get me started on the actual physical labor! Chile my body was weary and I am still recovering LOL!!
If you haven’t figured it out by now, my family and I recently relocated. After thinking long and hard, after many prayers, my husband and I felt it was best to swallow our pride and ask my mom if we could move in with her for a while to save money to purchase our first home. Yes I know, I was completely against it at first as well. I mean this is a MAJOR adjustment for everyone. We are used to our own space to do whatever, whenever we want to (if you get my drift ;-)). I vowed when I moved out of her house after my wedding day that was my final farewell as a resident. (Funny how God will prove me wrong every time lol) I walked away then as a new bride and I’m now coming back not only a wife but a mother. How am I going to be able to handle my duties as a mother and wife, all while living under my mother’s roof? You all really just don’t know how much I struggled with this decision. But nonetheless this move would really help us, as well as my mom, in so many ways!
The other day I was talking with a friend of mine who is going through a difficult time and was sharing my testimony with her. I was explaining all that my husband and I had been through in 2014 and where God has placed us now. As I was talking to her, Israel Houghton’s song Moving Forward (one of my favorites) came on my Pandora and I immediately starting giving God the glory for all that He has done for me and my family. (I had to close my office door just in case I was hit with an ugly cry lol). Yes I know my own story, but while ministering to my friend God revealed just how blessed my family is. I can’t even begin to tell you the hell that my husband and I have been through, but God!!!
13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 3:13-14
Although some may look at this move as somewhat of a setback, I’m looking at it as a set up for all that the Lord has in store for the next chapter of our story. So just as we had to get rid of old clothes, dispose of unnecessary paper and items in the apartment to prepare for our move, the Lord had to do the same in our lives in order to fully prepare us for the next phase. Do I want to go through all of that stuff again? Not at all. However I thank God that He chose me and my husband to go through those experiences just so that we can be used as vessels to share our story and encourage someone else that they too are going to make it.
So I’m ready to let it all go. I’m ready to forget those things that are behind me and focus on that which is to come. I’m moving, moving forward….