In November I felt a calling to be home. My heart wanted to be in the same community as my kids on a more regular basis.
In May I accepted a role leading staff in three branches, this decision rarely brought me peace and never felt quite right. I had prayed for God to open and close doors as he sees fit, but did not pray for peace in this decision. I always felt like I took the role because those around me said go for it, we want you in this role. What I didn't know is if God wanted me in this role. Fast forward to November and I just knew that I couldn't keep leaving the house early and being out of town on a consistent basis. My heart wasn't on the road.
This is when I shifted my prayers. Praying for clear direction and peace. These prayers for peace in my decision turned into thanksgiving several weeks ago as I accepted a position that brings me home, less traveling. I can volunteer at school, bring kids to appointments and have supper on the table without being exhausted.
A position where I can use the wonderfully creative and visionary brain that God gave to me. How I rejoice in his goodness, knowing this was in his timing. If I hadn't accepted the prior role and traveled for 8 months I may have been overlooked for my current role. The hard has brought forth peace and made me grow, this is exactly what God wants.
He wants to break us down to make us fully reliant on him. He will do it over and over again. What a good and faithful father we have.
In prayer -
I'm Lisa, a farm wife turned city slicker. A child of God, wife and mother. I'm a dreamer relying on God's grace to get me through.