We have been under a little stress lately. We are not sure where we need to go in life. We thought that Texas was where we were supposed to be. Our house didn't sell so we came back to South Carolina. However, John couldn't get a job here so he works almost 2 hours away. The first year he rented an apartment and when the lease was up he started driving. The driving is just too much so we decided that it was time for him to quit and concentrate on finding a local job. Lots of folks say we are crazy. Maybe we are. We are floundering and not sure what is the best route for bringing our family back together again.
I hear people tell me to follow God's will. Follow God's plan. I sure wish he would send me a text because we are so lost when it comes to this issue. Neither one of us grew up in the church or even in a Christian home. I didn't become a Christian until I was in my 30's. I really don't understand how to know if I am following God's will.
I do feel as though I am following God's plan with fostering and adoption. It is such a deep feeling that this is what I am supposed to be doing. Is my schooling a distraction? I hope not. Is my husband supposed to come home or continue his work out of town. It just doesn't feel right living apart which is what we would do if he continued at his job. We do know that he will not be able to find a job making the same income. We are fine with that. I would just like for him to have a fulfilling job where he can home every night. But the fear creeps in, what if he can't find a job at all?
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.” (NIV)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (NLT)
Question for my Christian readers...how do you know that you are following God's plan?