Thursday, February 27, 2014

For I know the plans I have for you...


It's happening again. I'm moving. Not to the home we've been building but back to Florida. The questions are already being asked in my small town. "You're moving again?" and "What about your new house?"

What about my new house...

What about being home finally...

I guess God had other plans.

If I've learned one thing over the past seven years it's that change happens when you least expect it. Out of the blue my husband was offered back his dream job. In Florida. Managing the building of million dollar homes.

Of course we had to say yes even if it means delaying the finishing of our home. Who wouldn't when you haven't had a decent paycheck in months? Who wouldn't go south after one of the worst winters on record?

Thankfully, God changed my heart after I saw where we would be living. Immediately, I felt a strong connection to the area. But as we returned to PA to begin the packing, my heart teetered. How could I start over again? Why didn't the dream job happened here?

For I know the plans...

My new book talks about searching for God's plans in your life. I've been faithfully reading this verse for months now, hoping and praying for direction and a plan that would work for us.

I didn't realize it would mean moving again.

So by March 15th, I will be writing to you from sunny Naples. And watching the next phase of my life unfold.

20 comments:

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Every move we've made had God's hand on it, which I did not see at the time. This was meant to be, just as many good things will come of this. Just let him lead.
Good luck, God bless, prayers, hugs. Talk soon.
Write us from Naples!

joyce said...

Wow! I don't know what to say, Terri. God does have a plan for you, and you are open to receive His blessings.

Being a Florida girl myself, I would prefer the sunny days and mild winters to the polar - what do they call it? Polar Vortex? - the northern states have experienced this winter.

How could you possibly turn down that dream job? Wishing you the best, and I'm looking forward to hearing about your new adventures.

Susan said...

Oh my GOSH, Terri. That was a major surprise. Wowsers. Ohhhhhh, to leave that lovely home you have been building. Gosh oh golly. Well, the Lord is in control, that's for sure. You know I wish you the very best. Susan

Sassy Granny ... said...

I can't help but think that you now have your very own hinds feet for those high places. God is faithful, & I just couldn't be happier for you. Woohoo!!!

Carol Riggs said...

Awesome! So you were supposed to be in PA to start your house building...then switch to Florida. God provides!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

oh wow!! Congrats! God works in mysterious ways... that's for sure!

Doris

Cheryl Wright said...

Oh Terri. Hold fast my friend. You're in my prayers.
God bless.

Lin Floyd said...

congrats on the job and move-sounds perfect!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I wondered when you were posting all these glowing reports about Florida. It sounded like something was going on.

Praying everything goes well for you and your husband.

Cindy in PA said...

Blessings to you and your husband as you get set to move so quickly! I can truly say I understand a certain happiness of moving away from all this awful snow. It has exhausted me!

I look forward to continuing to read your blog and maybe see some sunny pictures of warmth and sand!?!

Rachna Chhabria said...
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Rachna Chhabria said...

Yes Terri, change happens when you least expect it. Good luck with your move.

Retired English Teacher said...

Terri, I'm so glad you titled this with the verse you did. We do learn that God does have a plan. I'm happy to hear of this wonderful opportunity for you husband.

It appears you will keep your homesite where you are building. It will be an adventure to see what the future brings. I'll bow thinking of you as you go through the move and adjustment. God bless.

Joanne Sher said...

Oh, terri! God knows. Glad you have peace. Praying, my friend.

Gaia said...

I too wonder what plans God has for me, cos my life is constantly changing and in which direction? I have no idea which way he wants to take me... so many obstacles. I hope he could quickly show me instead of taking me on this long and arduous journey.

I am glad he has led you and your husband to your dream.

Karen Lange said...

Praying for you and your husband on this next part of your journey. :)

Nikki (Sarah) said...

Cheering for the job your husband was offered and for your move back to warm year round. :)

Valora said...

You inspire me as always my friend. Change can be a blessing if we allow it to be. Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy being warm again;)
Blessings,
Valora

Anonymous said...

best of luck .Follow your heart and remember a sister's love will not die enjoy your life.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Amen, Terri! He knows the plans... His ways are higher... In everything give thanks... right??? But, oh how discombubulating it can feel navigating His river.
But it is Life... I remind myself... sometimes, though, all we can do is breathe... just breathe.