Last week I wrote about an epiphany I had about God while reading the book of Acts and Paul’s mission trips. To read the post in it’s entirety please go here, but here’s a quick summary. God has a plan, a huge plan, that involves you and me and all of creation. Though we might not see the plan unfolding or understand our part in it, the plan is working itself out everyday with God’s direction. Which means everything that happens is supposed to happen, I am where God wants me to be right now for His purposes. So if bad things happen to me or in my life then I should not get upset or wonder why because it was in God’s plan for this negative thing to happen. I should take it in stride knowing God loves me and will be there with me. Yep, it was a big epiphany and one that I fear will be easier to agree with in theory then to actually follow through with in actions.
On that note, God has given me my first challenge to see whether I am all talk or if I can walk the walk. Change is coming in our house. It’s not here yet but it’s coming. After two years of being at home raising my boys I have decided to go back to work full time. There are many reasons for this decision, which I won’t bore you with, but without a doubt this decision is going to bring a lot of stress, anxiety, change in routine, and major adjustment for all of us. This change could be seen as a very negative event or instead my family and I could back up all my epiphany talk with good solid action. Taking this new change in stride, knowing God loves us, and this is the direction He wants us to go.
Hubby and I are doing our very best to be mentally prepared and spiritually ready, so when the negative comes (which it will) we can combat it with our faith and a positive outlook. Besides getting hubby and my minds and hearts on the right track, I think this experience is so important because it will bring gigantic teaching moments for us with our boys. I want to convey my epiphany of God’s plan to their little ears, reinforce the importance of believing without seeing, and emphasize to them that we are all a part of something bigger, something more important than just ourselves.
Wish us luck. The next few weeks and months will be very intense for us and will definitively test my BIG words. I promise to be honest with you on our progres and I pray for your support and grace when I undoubtedly fall short.