I know it seems odd to continue to discuss a move, but not do anything about it. But when I asked the Lord about it, he showed me that it’s still going to happen, but there are things that must be aligned on the other end. It makes sense.
Everything that is not in alignment with His will must die. (And I mean in my life) But I’m still moving!
It’s been a long time coming. Not sure if I’m late or not, but it feels like it. I’m in the wrong place. You better believe that God is all about geography. Yes, I believe we are assigned to certain geographical areas and when you are in the wrong place it becomes a nightmare!!
I was born and raised in NY. That was where my parents lived and so naturally I lived there also. Then I moved to Florida to take care of my Dad but now I have to answer the call of God and go to the place where God wants me. I really wish I had left Florida once my Dad went to heaven. But I can’t go back and change anything, but you better believe I am going to get out of Florida now. It’s not good to stay in a place where you no longer belong. I kind of knew it, but now I really know it.
I just called into a prayer line and I am listening as I type this blog post and guess that the Prophet is talking about? He’s talking about getting to the right territory.
Listen, some of you are like me; broke, busted and disgusted and the reason is because you like me are in the wrong place! So what are you going to do?? We are going to get to the right place!!
Genesis 12New International Version (NIV)
The Call of Abram
12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”
4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.
The past few months have been tumultuous! My spirit has been doing flip-flops! I believe God was trying to get me to a place of surrender concerning the next phase of my life.
Many years ago, when God brought me to Florida (where I currently live), I always knew it was going to be a temporary place. I moved here because God shut some doors and sent me here and I ended up caring for my father until the end of his life. Initially, I said I would return to New York (my home city) when that happened, but I ended up staying 6 more years. I’m been in Florida a total of 12 years now and I can sense that this season is just about over.
I feel that God is leading me to another place and I do believe that place is Atlanta, Georgia. Years ago, I had one focus for my move, but today I feel quite different. I have a vision to work in real estate, own rental properties and flip houses and honestly, I have considered doing that here, but my city is filled with old houses. I figured out long ago that this is not the place.
Since God reignited my vision, I have been looking at Atlanta Georgia properties and it’s clear to me that this is definitely the place where my vision will come to pass. Every day when I get my notifications from Trulia (a real estate site) I am filled with excitement. I know God has a purpose for me to move to that city and I am excited.
Recently, all of my holiday plans have changed. I ended up getting an unexpected vacation from work this week and my friend who was coming for Christmas won’t be here until after Christmas. I was sitting on pins and needles trying to figure out how quickly I can make this move. I’m not sure, but time will tell. It could be soon and it could be early next year. I am okay with whatever God says. Timing is everything.
My life is in His hands. I am no longer anxious or focused on the things I used to be focused on. I figure that whatever God’s greater plan is, it can happen while I am pursuing my dreams. I just need to be in the right place at the right time and that is where I plan to be.
This photo of Atlanta is courtesy of TripAdvisor
In my last post about Georgia, I tried to take a trip and was unable to because I did not have the finances to do so. But there was something much greater going on. The Lord was letting me know that his clarion call to come to Georgia was not about a trip, but rather a move.
It’s been very difficult for me to accept this. I’ve believed in the past that God wanted me to move and then every time I made the decision to move, something would happen and I would change my mind, But something happened to change my mind permanently this time. It was another Thanksgiving alone and another birthday just a few days away. I had a major breakthrough talking to a friend. Really, it was a breakdown. I was in tears wondering why I am always in the same situation every year. “Does God want me to be miserable and alone for the rest of my life?” was my question. Well of course not. But we must be proactive and do what God wants us to to in order to receive what He has for us. And that act of obedience may be different for each of us, but in my case it means MOVING to Georgia. Not taking a trip.
On Thanksgiving day I made the decision that I was going to move and the next morning, I was back at square one thinking “I am not moving”. But I started work an hour late which was nothing but the Lord. It allowed me to watch Joel Osteen preach a message call “Just do it”. After I listened to that message, I felt delivered. I am just going to do it. Of course, provision is the key, but some how I don’t think it’s going to be a problem at all. This time NOTHING is going to stop me.
I know that often people say you shouldn’t share your next move, but in this case, I felt the Lord wanted to me to make this proclamation here on this blog that I am moving to Georgia!
Isaiah 43:18-19New International Version (NIV)
18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
Some of the best teaching for singles!!!