Relocating is hard! I told the Lord about two years ago that I would go anywhere He needed me to go. He took me up on that offer. It’s been really amazing to see all that He is doing. I feel like I need to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming. Moving into this season was so difficult and I believed that it would be worth it but I had no idea that when you go where He says go that you find His radical love poured out on everything you touch.
I find myself walking about 2 miles outside of my comfort zone lately. Along that two mile stretch, there has been some houses and condos that we have went and looked at. Driving 45 minutes to take my daughter to school cannot continue long term. I need to move! God in His wisdom has given me someone to help me walk through this process, find the good neighborhoods, stay out of the bad, ask the right questions, and keep my sanity. She has been incredibly helpful and I doubt I would still be in this process if I had to do it alone. I think it would have been too much for me to process. She had taken me around to look at a number of places and I am learning so much. I’m so thankful that God knows what we need!!
I made an offer on a condo today. I do want to get it..of course. However, I think I am much more excited that I went to the realtor’s office and completed the paperwork, talked to the bank and another loan officer on the phone and made the decision to make the offer without help. I know that probably sounds silly to most people, but I don’t really make decisions. I get excited because I know that I could not do that if God wasn’t helping me. He goes before me and sets out stepping stones of courage and grace and He takes my hand and says, “walk this way”. I don’t know how else to explain it. The whole concept has been Him. I never even considered buying anything. I was looking for a place to rent and while looking at rentals online, I felt led to call a realtor and ask what I needed to do to work towards being able to buy a home. I thought I was asking for a plan to put in place, a 3 year to 5-year plan so I knew what I was up against. I never considered that this could happen while being on disability. I am so glad that I was obedient because I was approved for a mortgage. I don’t know if I will buy something immediately, but I know God’s timing is perfect and He has a good plan. I can’t wait to see where He has for me to live.
Serving God is so much fun! He is always doing things in bigger and better ways than I could think to ask. I’m so grateful and I love Him so much!!