Author | Gabby
When Dad and Mom told my siblings and me about God’s plan for us, the first emotion to hit me was fear. He said that we were going to be living off of very little, that we probably wouldn’t have a house for somewhere around a year, but that we would probably be living with friends for a little while. That last one took me to my next emotion, which was excitement. We were going to be living with my friends for like a year!!!!!!! Most likely we would be living with my best friend and her family for a few months. That kind of took the focus off of my fear and my sadness. One not-so-good emotion that’s still sitting with me is anxiety, I am nervous that we will end up living in an RV in the middle of nowhere eating only bread and water. But I know that God will make sure to keep us safe, happy, and alive (even if we do end up living in an RV with only bread and water!). I was ready for the work to start!
The next week we were told to start going through our stuff and get rid of the less important things. I went through that task in about 2 days. The next task was a little bit trickier: we had to narrow the stuff that we had left down to two tote bins – one for storage, and one for the trailer that we will be pulling behind our car. That one still only took me three days, but it was hard.
We have been so blessed with the people here in Katy, Texas, and it breaks my heart to leave them, but God has plans for me, and I know that those plans are good, because He says so right here in Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” This has turned into one of my life verses during this adventure. I trust (or at least I’m working on trusting) that God will prosper me and not harm me, and that I can feel so safe in His arms that I could just sit back and enjoy the ride that God is giving me.
I’m excited, nervous, scared, and SO many other emotions about this adventure, but I know for sure that this will be the adventure of my life!