My Abraham Journey to the Sunshine State

It’s been quiSunshine Statete some time since I’ve written, but that is in part due to the fact that I have been in transition.  God has been busy moving me and I was making preparation from packing and selling my house to job hunting.  Needless to say God has worked all things for my good, even when I could not see it, I still believed Him.

How often have you walked blindly into a situation when God told you to “Go”?  I’ve done it a few times and it was no easy task.  I certainly had questions and even challenged Him on a few things.  I now reside in a city which I had never even visited until I arrived on Monday, July 31, 2017:  Tallahassee, FL.  I knew this was the city God had chosen for me, just like I knew Austin was the city He had chosen for me.   He even created a job opportunity, as well as an opportunity to buy new home.  I know, I hear you thinking it. “How are you moving to a new city and house, sight unseen?  Are you crazy?”  Sometimes, you just have to trust God and that’s what I did and stayed determine to do so, despite the naysayers.  My journey was my journey.  I couldn’t be “cautious” because you were afraid.  I didn’t have a choice and I knew God was sending me back east.  I had already declared that if I had no job offer by Monday, July 31st, I would start driving back east.  My plan was to camp out at the home of dear friends in Columbia, SC.  I knew God would be moving me somewhere on the east coast.  I just didn’t know where.  Once I listed my house (May 24th), and as I would walk through my house, God would give me directives about items in the house.  “You’re not taking this.”  “You’re not taking that.”  “Sell this!”  “Sell that!”  “Give this away!”  “Give that away!”  “Daughter, I’ve already restored you many times over.  Don’t you think I will do it again?”  And He did!   I was not attached to any of that stuff.  I trusted Him.  While the house was listed, I would pray daily, “Lord, send the right buyer to this home; someone who will sense your presence when they walk in; someone that YOU will speak to about this house.  Father, I only need one.”  And ONE is what I got.  I got one cash offer on June 18th.  We closed on July 17th.

So here I am at a private school in Tallahassee.  I wish I could tell you it’s been a super easy transition.  In the sense of finding the job and buying a house, absolutely!  I started my job on August 1st, signed loan papers, and put an offer in on a house I had been eyeballing on the internet.  Everything was so smooth.  What has not easy is missing my friends and church family back in Austin.  Heck, I miss my church family more.  What’s weird is that I didn’t even want to join that church but when I did, they became my “blood.”  I know God will plant me in another church.  He’s already orchestrating it even now as I type this.  I’m here for a reason and only He knows what that is.  Walking in the will of God is the safest place to be, and it’s perfect in His mind.  To us, maybe not so much, but still the best place to be.

Author: Redbone & Rice

Member in the ranks of the library profession since 1994: Academic, Special, School and Public; Lover of books; and Awesome!

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