We make our own plans, but the Lord determines our path. Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)
My darling has been working very hard at his job as a manager in training, and because of that he has finished with his training and is now ready to take on a new task. He has applied within the store family to see where his next job will take him.
As he applied he saw that he would have to apply out of town, and out of state. We prayed that his job would keep us in Ohio, and close to our family. But our paths are not ours to pave ourselves. And God has laid ours out ahead of us.
His job called a few days before my twenty-third birthday to tell us that he was accepted to join the team and store family down in Southern Missouri. I was happy that we finally got the call and no longer had to wait, but was also very upset that it would be taking me eight in a half hours away from my family and friends. I asked if we could say no and wait for an Ohio job, but, if we were to do that, my darling would be put back on to part time work and would not make enough to pay the bills. Even if I got a second job to work after working eight hours a day, we could not make ends meet. So we prayed. And we now know that this is where God needs us to go. I don't know what for, but that is where we must go. I don't want to, but when I married my darling husband, I promised to follow him where ever goes, and he promised me the same. We also promised to Trust God and to follow the path He lays out for us. We made the promise to each other to trust each other. So, we shall.
We have until a few days before his first day of work, March Thirty-first, to find a new apartment and get moved in. We have been looking online mostly. Calling real estate, and land lords, trying to find a decent place in a good neighborhood and with a decent price per month. It's hard. We have been praying, but it's still hard. I'm trusting that God leads us to a good place to live where we can find a new church and make new friends.
This is such a hard spot in my life. Having to pack up my life, move to a new state and town, leave my family and friends behind, make new friends, and find a new job, all within a few weeks!! No wonder I can't sleep!!
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will worry about its self. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Mathew 6:34
I saw on pinterest one day as I was passing time, a picture. It was a pretty picture with lots of colors and patterns. And on this picture were nine words that stuck themselves to my brain.
Worrying is like Praying for Something you Don't Want.
That is very true. I'm trying to not worry about this move too much. I mean it's only human to worry a little bit. But I shall try to not worry too much.
Prayer is much needed in this time of or lives. Prayer for a new apartment, new job (for me) safe travels, and protection, and prayer for this new chapter in our lives.
Thank you so much.
Many Blessings to you,