How Do You Know It Is Not Broken?



So I have been absent on the blog for some time. Many changes have been happening in my world.  

CHANGE

That is not in my vocabulary a hard word for me. As a mom of three, I have learned to go with the flow somewhat on plans out of my control. Buuuuuut, when it comes to big changes,   I have always had the state of mind that if something is not broken, don't try and fix it. 

Then, one Sunday as I was sitting in church minding my own business,  I heard this still, small voice, "How do you know it is not broken? Trust Me, it is."   Ouch. Toes being stepped on.


And with that "Trust Me", friends, my content family of five started on a new journey. A journey that needed to be taken, but we did not know it.  I took the steps to quit my teaching job (of 11 years) and decided to homeschool our then 5th grader, 4th grader, and 2nd grader.  


Oh, and in this time of trusting God with change, we knew we needed to downsize our life, so we put our house on the market. How my head was spinning! 



CHANGE BIG TIME!

Still, I heard at every turn "Trust Me", in that still, small voice.  


Well, God provides and we sold our home in 14 days. Loving friends of ours sold us their home, that was not for sale, and we moved to a new town that was slower paced than our current city. It seemed to be the breath of fresh air my family didn't know we needed. Praise the Lord that He knew!


Was everything on this journey sunshine and roses? No. Were there ever tears of frustration? Yes.  Did I ever question God and His plan for us? Yes, I admit it (especially during moving days, hello!). But everywhere we turned, we saw how His plan was unfolding for us to trust Him. 


When I look back on the past year and a half, I see His hand guiding us and showing us that if we will trust Him, He will help us with things that we didn't even know were broken.  OCDness, patience, materialism, sibling relationships, relying on each other, finances, relying on Him, worldliness views, satisfaction in the little things, patience (again), and much, much more.  


This change has been such a joy for my family, and our quality of life is beyond what I ever dreamed. But God knew and because we had the faith to trust Him, our lives are so much richer.


Scripture I learned to lean on during this time was Matthew 6:31-33.



Therefore take no thought, saying, What 
shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, 
Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

(For after all these things do the Gentiles 
seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that
ye have need of all these things.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his
righteousness; and all these things shall be
added unto you.

So now I am off for more learning, 
laughter, and loving (as a stay at home,
homeschooling mom). Be back soon!


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