Crazy? Maybe. Adventurous? Definitely. We have shared our newest adventure with friends and strangers alike, and many of the responses have been similar in nature. We see the wheels turning. We have chosen to leave what we know, a place & people we love, to go somewhere yet unplanned and unknown. Many have kindly wished us well, even prayed for us. Some have said how much they admire us, that they likewise wish they could leave the doldrum of life behind and chase adventure.
Eventually the question/thought surfaces – are we fearful? Are we scared to not know where we are going, what lies ahead, where we will live, what school options are available for the kids, etc etc? The answer is no. But let me be clear about something: We are not super-humans. We are not “special” Christians. We are just like you. We sin. We struggle. We doubt. We fear. But God just so-wired our hearts and personalities that we love adventure.
It didn’t take long though. In the last week, I have noticed my heart already wrestling with a different fear – the fact that we eventually have to make a choice of one place over all the other possibilities. And my personality easily gets overwhelmed with having to choose one thing over another.
What if I make the wrong choice?
What if I miss hearing God speak?
What if we travel all over and still feel torn?
We all have moments like these – and we must choose trust and obedience if we want to fully delight in walking in God’s freedom. I turned to Scripture to fill my heart with Truth. And I was reminded how the Lord always called His people to tell His story. His faithfulness, His provisions, His presence, His goodness. Always. No matter their circumstances. God was ALWAYS there, guiding them with their best interest in mind.
And the same is true today. I choose to dwell on these things, remembering all He has done. I choose to trust His faithfulness and cling to His promises. I will enjoy the adventures and delight in the challenges. Because these are the moments that have forged my relationship with my Savior over the years. Moments like these have defined me and led me to where I am today. And I wouldn’t trade them for all the adventures in the world.
Are you letting your fears win? Or are you remembering God’s faithfulness, and clinging to His Truth so you can walk out His plans for you?
7 months into our crazy decision I still fear sometimes that we made the wrong choice, but because we aren’t puppets on a string, God can use your family to help others and bless you wherever you choose to end up!!!!
I am excited and praying for you guys!!
I absolutely agree! Thank you for your prayers, Marcella.
Sheila Newell says
So loved reading about your spiritual journey. God calls us to a glorious adventure when we trust and obey for there’s no other way than to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey ❤