Four lunch boxes in the fridge.

Here I am again. Another huge change. A drastic turn in our routine. I’ve said it before—that change is hard  for me—but really, it’s the adjustment period. And of course that’s because it’s when I have the least control. Unfamiliarity breeds insecurity for me. But the saving grace is that every step that brought me to this night before my first day back at work has been oh-so-clearly directed by the hand of God.

lunches

The direct guidance is definitely appreciated—it doesn’t happen every time. But that doesn’t mean that obeying and following the given path is easy. This past week, I’ve definitely had moments when I just thought it sucked. Obeying is sucky sometimes, but I’m learning more and more these days that it’s always worth it. I’m thankful that I follow a God who knows me better than I know myself.

Lest you think I’m being all complainy, allow me to give praise where praise is due. As soon as I wrote my last post and shared on Facebook that I was looking for a job, I got a few good leads. In five days, I was offered and accepted a job. It was for the exact amount we needed. It’s only one road and five minutes away. It will have me doing work I enjoy. I will be able to easily get my kids to school, AND have maybe an hour of alone time in the morning. All the introverts reading are saying, AMEN! Keegan gets to go to the same preschool that Stella went to that we love, PLUS it’s literally in our neighborhood (yep, I said literally). It’s a school that normally has a waitlist, but just so happened to have a spot open to start right away.

I could say more, but you get the point. I am in awe when we get the chance to see a larger part of God’s plan at work than we normally get to see. He is truly a God who works out big things through the intricacies of life. I hope I’ve been able to demonstrate that clearly for you all to see and believe.

blue skies sunshine

I know that following God does not promise me sunshine and blue skies all the time. This phase in my family’s life does make it seem like it. But remember (I’m talking to myself, too)…

We are promised that we will never be alone—even when we obey or not.

Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 “…for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”

He promises he has plans for us.

Isaiah 25:1 “…for you have worked wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.”

He unfailingly reciprocates time invested with him.

John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” (I have a tattoo of this.)

Cheers to the next chapter! Thankfully, it’s a book I don’t have to write alone.

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