there is always more.

Last year was a lot to process and I recently told a friend it wasn’t my usual struggle of *waiting on a child* which was new to me – the main theme of my life from 2008 – 2015 was *where my baby at tho?* – oh, little did I know, there was more work to be done in my heart. Moving us from our very comfortable surroundings was just the ticket. And boy, did the Lord werk.

My surroundings were not comfortable. My heart wasn’t comfortable. I wasn’t comfortable. moving away from our family and friends that had become family was so difficult. But I kinda surprised myself by not really questioning the Lord. I knew that it was time for us to go because five years earlier Dru and I talked about where we *saw ourselves in five to ten years* – We both agreed that Birmingham would be a great next step for us. We had no idea how or when this part of our story would unfold.

During 21 of prayer and fasting 2016, we were praying for guidance on many fronts. When Dru received a phone call one afternoon I heard that still small voice again. He said, “it’s time.” I immediately thought about our family we would leave in Auburn, but I also thought about ALL our family at church that had prayed Evie into our arms. I didn’t want to take her away from them. I really wrestled with leaving them now after how much they had invested in our marriage, family and our lives.

But the Church supported us and loved us. everyone was so sad to see us leave, but ultimately wanted what the Lord had for us next. And that next step was Birmingham.

It’s so interesting to me how the Lord uses every detail of our lives. It’s like our experiences kinda piggy back on each other. and our faith grows and grows as those experiences happen. IF you chose to be a vessel of His grace, love, and humility. I was silly to think waiting on my first child was going to be the end of my waiting. Or the hardest wait.

So, all of this to say… There’s always more. There’s always more with Him. He has a plan and if we are going to be used by Him, we must be molded by Him. And most of the time, it doesn’t go the way we planned it.

Yes, that’s supposed to be encouraging, but it might not be right now.

If you are in a season like that right now of waiting, know that it is not in vein. He has more.

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I wanted to share a song with you that has really really been an anthem for me the last few months.  It is Champion by Brian and Kate Torwalt ::: check it out.

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