It’s official!! The process of applying has begun, and it’s no secret that we are now in a tough time of waiting. We know that we are blessed beyond measure and have so much to be thankful for. We know its crazy to be anxious still, but the anxiety we feel as we wait to see what will happen with Chick-fil-A is something we are trying to manage each day, little by little.
I loved reading this in my @first5app bible study today: “Stuffing our emotions, trying to change our circumstances, or distracting ourselves in worldly pursuits will never alleviate our distress. Help comes when we call out to our sovereign God.”
That’s what we are working on being better about. We know the world and it’s things cannot give us hope, only God can.
For the past week, I’ve been seriously purging our apartment and yesterday, I worked hard cleaning out my stuff in an effort to become more minimal in my worldly possessions.
I’ve realized I held on to so much only for the “comfort” of “what if”. Yet, when I prayed for peace and set my focus to Him, I felt the urge to purge so much and to just donate it all… even though we don’t know if we will be moving around!!! It sounds silly, but it’s really has been SO freeing to do while we wait.
Letting go of stuff felt spiritual because it’s me trusting God saying, “okay I’m following your lead and donating this. I’m not keeping a garage full in my back pocket to sell later, I’m not keeping it just in case I need clothes that are 2 sizes too small or too big in a few months. I’m trusting you, your plan for us, following your lead and letting you (not more stuff) be my comfort in this process.. no matter the outcome.” .
I know now that I can EASILY cling to stuff and buy more distractions all through this period of waiting, or I can cling to Him and find peace….. I’m choosing Him 🌿