Wednesday, September 8, 2010


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A little while ago we were thinking that God has something else in store for us.  We knew we were going to move but we didn't know where or when but we knew a move was coming.  So we started looking into different options.  We looked where my family lives and where my husband family lives, we even entertained an offer to move to another State.  All of those things didn't pan out, so we waited.

While we waited I thought more and more about being in an uncomfortable place.  My first 9 months of marriage was an experiment in how much discomfort I could take.  New home, new jobs, new church, new role, new everything!  I had lived in the same place my whole life and went to the same church that my dad has been going to since he was 12.  My life was purely comfortable...and I liked it!!

So as we started to get closer and closer to our mysterious "move" to who knows where I began to dig in my heels.  Maybe I don't want to go to another place where I'll be uncomfortable all over again, maybe that's not my idea of a happy life.

 Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) 
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 

So now I'm sitting on this side of the move and loving how the events have transpired.  We are so very happy here, I feel very comfortable, and God is providing for us.  So what if I didn't budge.  What if I settled for the known, instead of trusting God with the unknown?  I would have never known that I could be happy somewhere other than my childhood home and would always be longing for the past.  I would never have gotten to experience how God blesses those who trust in Him.   

So do you have something you need to budge on?  If you do...I hope you will!  

Then there came a time when the risk it took to stay tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom 
~Anais Nin



  1. Excellent reminder Meg.- I'm really wanting to be more flexible in my I'll be pondering your post.- So delighted to hear how happy you are in your new life.- And um, where are pics of your new haircut?!! :-)

  2. Great post sweetie! SOOO happy you're feeling comfortable and happy where you are! :)

  3. Great thoughts! And so true! I'm glad you're enjoying this new part of your life! :)

  4. I love what you said about settling for the known. There truly is something wonderful about being in that uncomfortable unknown place, isn't there?