How did I get here?

I was looking around today, at what seems to be a foreign land. The walls, the rooms, the terrain.

How did I get here?

If you had told me a year ago that I would move away from the only home(town) I had ever known, I would have said you were crazy. Even a move 30 minutes down the road much less 1,300 miles away.

From someone who had lived in the same town all my life. Living in the same home for almost 2 decades. The home before that for almost a decade. To say that I am not one that favours change would be an understatement.

I like things that are familiar. It soothes me, calms me. I have had anxiety all my life, and having things stay the same keeps me in check.

But last year, starting in July, we were forced to move out of our home so it could be repaired. It was only suppose to be for a little over a week. We were going to stay in the building behind our home, and use the kitchen and bathrooms at night when the workers were gone. That turned into our home being gutted. No facilities to use.

We moved not once, not twice, not three times but four times. Something some one like me finds terrifying. At the time, I kept asking the LORD, why is this happening?

Lookig back, if that had not happened, I wouldn’t be here.

If that had not have happened, when hubby got the job offer, I would have looked at it and said, oh well another few years of commuting.

I would have never agreed to move.

I would have stayed home, commutted and made it work just like we have for over 20 years. I see now that although I saw that as a trying time the LORD was preparing me to be here. To be able to pack up, yet again, and move to a whole other way of living.

It has been good. It has been scary but I am thankful for this change the LORD has put before us.

The little apartment, which I doubted would ever fit us both has become quite cozy. It is in a nice location. Quiet for the city. In the middle of everything but not loud, busy or noisy.

It has started to become home. Not that I don’t miss home, I do. I miss my comfortable, familiar place that was my solace for so many years. I miss the yard, the trees, the birds, the animals that were a daily normal for so long. But this is becoming normal.

I still sit and look around and think, how did I get here? The LORD has a plan for this adventure. He always does. Looking back at what we went through last year, I can see that it was only a preparation for what was to come.

Thank You God for Your preparation of what is to come. Always strengthening us, making us ready for what you have planned. Praise the LORD for His mercy, and infinite knowledge of what we need to do now, to get us to where we will be in the future.

I thank the LORD for blessing every one who is reading this, and for blessing every one who is not reading this :)

Author: Margaret from soulfood101blog

Praying the world will read God's Word for themselves, and not rely on what someone else tells them His Word says or means.

36 thoughts on “How did I get here?”

  1. Margaret, thank you for sharing your journey. I have moved a few times in my life, and for the most part each one opened up new doors of opportunities as well as challenges. Best wishes to you and your husband. God’s peace!

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    1. That is a blessing to hear :) Seems like everyone that has moved had a great experience. Another blessing from the LORD, sending people to reinforce what He knows :) So, thank you for sharing that with me :) :) Thank you so much for your best wishes, and I thank the LORD for continuing to bless and use you :)

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  2. I can testify to this… especially the part where you’ve been living in one place for a long time. I’ve been living in the same place for so long, but recently, my heart yearns for something more, but all in God’s timing. Thank you for sharing this testimony and I admire your faith in our Father.

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    1. Hahaha well be careful what you ask for because what you said reminded me of things I was saying…”I’ve been here all my life” “never been any where” ” I want to travel” etc, etc….now look at me a million miles from home hahaha :) I don’t think my faith is any greater than yours or any one else. I just think we see others faith more that we see our own :)

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      1. I said the same thing hahahaha I am so laughing at this right now. :) :) I know what you mean about hearing and seeing others faith. It does make one happy to see it. It gives us hope that all is not lost, and that people do believe in the LORD. And so many other things that it’s hard to describe :) So, I completely understand what you mean :)

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  3. Perhaps God took you out of your comfort zone to a bigger and better adventure in your life. I am glad you are feeling more comfortable in Texas. I moved my entire life and loved it – but I did often wondered what it would feel like to remain in the same place. Best wishes to you Margaret and God bless you my friend.

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      1. We have been here for 15 years. It took a couple of years to get use to this area. We have 3.19 acres. We grow blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, elderberries, strawberries. Have several types of fruit trees, but they do not produce much. Grow figs. Sort of looks like a jungle in the summertime. Have a 1/2 acre garden every year. Are you planning to buy a house where you are?

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      2. Your home sounds like paradise! We aren’t quite sure if we plan on buying or not. I guess we are giving it a year to see if this is where we want to stay. There is also a chance hubby can work remotely. We will have to wait and see where the good LORD leads us :)

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  4. I know, Margaret. I’ve been living in this home for 32 years. I don’t know if we’ll ever move. But my hubby and I talked, some years down the road, if we decided not to do any yard work, or not being able to do it, we may have to think about moving. I can imagine doing it yet.
    Good to hear you find your new home cozy and comfortable. He is good, all the time! :-)

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