A New Adventure, Part One

For the last year, there has been a quiet rumbling in my life that I couldn’t quite get a grip on. Between different jobs, different relationships, different apartments, different churches, God has uprooted a lot of the certainty in my life this past year. He took me from a place of misaligned identity and brought me to a place where I could firmly stand on the shakiest ground and still know who I am in Him and Him alone.

Last year was a trying year to say the least, one where life seemed anything but easy but led me to a place where I’ve realized my life is fuller than I could have ever dreamt of. Through this uprooting, I felt like God was pushing me to go….but where though? First I looked in Texas…thinking; I like country music, I have cowboy boots, I like barbecue, this must be the place for me. Then it was North Carolina, then South Carolina, then Virginia, then Tennessee, somewhere….anywhere but here, I kept thinking.

I never would have thought that a die hard, beach babe like me could ever possible uproot and move away from the place I came to call home over the past 5 years. But the funny thing is that when God gets a hold of all the little parts of your life that you’ve been holding onto…He can really stir things up.

After a while, I knew it wasn’t Texas, I knew it wasn’t any of the southern states I had dreamed about, it wasn’t Virginia, or Washington, or Colorado, or any of these places I had been looking. So I took a step back and recognized that I needed to wait. I knew that a grand adventure was on the horizon, but I didn’t know when, where, or really even why.

Months later…here I sit, in an airport on the middle of nowhere. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and about 40 degrees colder than my beloved beaches of California. I’ve just spent 4 days in the most amazing place. Praying, searching and deciding what God has next for me.

Now, I’m saving the juicy details for part 2….but I’m about to embark on a journey that will take me far from home, far from the familiar, and plop me right smack dab in a place I told myself I would never live. But, God has a sense of humor like that, He delights in taking us to places that we never expected to be and showing up in our lives in the most fantastic ways. This decision will be the biggest leap of faith I have ever taken….and I pray through this time that God will show up in such miraculous ways that only He could claim the glory of it all. So friends & family, follow me on my journey and see what happens next…I promise this is gonna be a story you don’t want to miss.

 

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