For those of you who don’t know, Kyle and I are moving to Charlotte, NC ( Along with the Healing Circle)! We’re so excited to start a new chapter and finally lay down some roots. A few weeks ago I shared how the old lady prophesied over us that we’d be moving which led me to start packing up in faith. What I didn’t tell you is that a week later, Kyle got a Job offer in Boston.
Kyle and I were initially excited then, honestly, became pretty bummed out. Both our families are in NC and we want to be near our parents and nephew as they get older. We felt conflicted because we got to leave Wilmington as we asked,, it just wasn’t what we wanted. It’s sort of like when you’re starving but someone offers you a meal you’re not fond of. Yeah, you’d rather have the meal over starving but also, the meal isn’t the one you wanted. The temptation because your desperation is usually to just eat whats offered, rather than to ask for what else may be available.
I felt a little distant from God cause it was hard for me to be grateful. I began to feel like I was being selfish about wanting something else but as I prayed about it, I felt like the Lord was urging me to be honest with him and he brought up Philippians 4:6-7
" 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
I spoke to Kyle and asked how he felt. He felt similarly about not wanting to go to Boston. We decided to pray together and submit our request to the Lord. The worst that could happen is we end up where we started. It was worth the risk for us. We told him what city we wanted to live in, how much we wanted to make and what type of job we wanted Kyle to get. Within 6 weeks, we had a job offer, a new apartment and were ready to rent out our Wilmington home.
I say all of this not to get you to treat God like a genie, but to really evaluate whether you have an honest and open communication with Him. God may have given you something good, but it's okay for you to ask if there’s something else available that you really want. A servant asks for what they need, a daughter asks for what she wants.
Are you asking God for what you want friend ? Or are you falling into the fear of not asking for more?
God honors our honesty.
He’s waiting for you to operate as his child and not as his servant. What do you really want?
Until The Circle Come Back Around,