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!
Gabby, that Bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11, has been a favorite of mine for many years. Hang on to it during this adventure – it will serve you well!!! God loves you and your whole family. I just KNOW He has great things planned for you during this time. Plus, I’m excited that one of the places you will “live”, albeit briefly, is OUR house!! Love you and can’t wait to see you!
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Your blog was well put and reading it touched me and made me feel like maybe every child would be better if they went through what you are facing. I’m sure your parents and God knew you could do this and will love you through it. I can’t wait to hear more and I can’t wait to see you, God willing.😘
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Thank you, Gabby, for sharing that verse. It gives me strength. One thing that I notice when I am worried is that I look to God a lot more. Another good Bible reference is Psalm 121. Oma memorized the whole chapter! It starts the this: “I look up toward the hills. From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth! May he not allow your foot to slip! May your protector not sleep! Look! Israel’s protector does not sleep or slumber! The Lord is your protector; the Lord is the shade at your right hand. The sun will not harm you by day,
or the moon by night.” I love you and will continue to pray for you that God will send His Holy Spirit to give you a sense of calm and peace. Love, Aunt Tine.
Gabby, you are a wonderful writer! Our women’s Bible study is reading a book by Max Lucado called “You’ll get through this”. It says many wonderful things like “God is at work in each of us and he delights in our development. Don’t see your struggle as an interruption to life but as preparation for life”. God is at work for the good of everyone who loves him. Rom 8:28. I can’t wait to see where God is leading you. I know he has great plans for you.
Great job of being real and nice job with word choices. OH the adventures and things you will see because you are not cluttered and focused. One of the many things I love about the gifts God has given you.
Check out Psalm 138:8 – My prayer verse for you all on this part of your journey.
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