You may make your plans, but God directs your actions. (Proverbs 16:9)
He will fulfill what he has planned for me; that plan is just one of the many he has; (Job 23:14)
I know what you do; I know that you have a little power; you have followed my teaching and have been faithful to me. I have opened a door in front of you, which no one can close. (Revelation 3:8)
In 4 days I’ll be leaving for my new career move in Charlotte, NC. I really don’t know how I feel at the moment. I’m happy, excited, anxious, sad & ready for whatever God has for me to do. I’ve been on edge these last couple of weeks as time is moving extremely fast & my days are winding down. I’ve been trying to spend these last days in Kentucky with my family, friends, just relaxing & enjoying life.
Just a few weeks ago I graduated with my Bachelors in Social Work and Area of Concentration in Counseling and Human Services & now I’m basically packing my bags and going to Charlotte and Oklahoma for six weeks, eventually moving all my belongings to Charlotte in mid July & leaving the place I once called home . I’m going to miss all my loved ones, but they know my house will always be open for them to come and visit.
As a 22 year old woman picking up & moving to a new city by myself this is something that I’ve always wanted to do & dreamed of doing. I personally would’ve never even thought of moving to Charlotte or even considering it, but it was Gods plan. When applying for my job I prayed about the locations & received over 30 confirmations about moving there. Mind you I’d never been to Charlotte a day in my life or heard much about it. I’d turn on the tv & hear about Charlotte out of all city’s. People would randomly talk to me about Charlotte, I’d see license plates and so many other things. I knew then that this is where God wanted me to go!
This journey to get where I am currently hasn’t been easy, very uncomfortable, but it’s been so worth it! So worth it to see him change my plans & give me something so much better! So worth it to depend on God to provide a way for me follow my dreams, give me a vision & be successful in my own eyes! So worth it, to exercise the faith that I never knew I had & see how God can and will move in your life & others! Im also so very thankful to have my family and friends in my corner supporting me along the way, they have been a tremendous help and I’m so blessed to have a solid team who supports me in whatever I choose to do.
A few weeks ago I drove 16 hours from Cincinnati to Charlotte by myself & the trip was nothing but God. From my rental car, the people I met, to where I stayed and the peace I felt…NOTHING BUT GOD!!! I stayed with one of my SIC for a few nights that I’d never met in person ,but on social media. (My family is going to have a fit when they read this lol! ) We met in a facebook group & talked on Twitter & exchanged phone numbers after I told her I was moving to Charlotte. I talked to her on the phone & texted and just felt right about staying with her while visiting. Most people wouldn’t have considered that safe, not normal or something that they’d ever do but I felt peace after praying about it and she made my stay amazing & was a great host! I love you Jordan!!! I will forever be grateful for that divine connection and God providing for me and showing that he has my back!
My first time in Charlotte was amazing and God really showed out for me. I felt so much peace and just felt as if Charlotte was already my home. I met some of my amazing coworkers, enjoyed learning more about the work I’ll be doing! I even had time to meet up with my lovely sisters in christ that I’d met through social media. (Isn’t it crazy how God always places people somewhere before you even get there! They were waiting on me at the door! ) I’m so thankful that God gives us the desires of our hearts, and moves on our behalf. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4 NIV)
I’m a little nervous about teaching & being responsible for whole lives, but I know that this will be a great opportunity to change lives, communities and the world so I must cast all types of fear and worry down! I don’t know exactly what else God will have me doing in Charlotte, but I’m prepared and ready for it! I know I will learn skills essential to being who God has called me to be and learn so much about myself through this amazing process.
I’m thankful for Gods peace and this experience so far because it has shown me Gods faithfulness & how he takes care of his children. It motivated me to make sure I graduated & that everything is right before I leave & most importantly that everything is going to be fine with him by my side. Even though I don’t know what I’ll encounter next, he knows & that’s all that matters!
I know I haven’t blogged in a long while, but it’s been placed on my heart & I’ll be blogging about my move, training in Oklahoma, new job, other stuff and how’s it’s going…so keep up!
If your moving or transitioning just know that it may be challenging, but Gods right there setting things up for you & preparing things for you! I hope this encouraged you in any way!