So I’ve been a bit MIA for a VERY long time. I didn’t want to be. I didn’t plan to be. The reality is that I NEEDED to be. In October of 2015, our life as a family changed. I wrote a little about that HERE in the 2016 Write 31 Days Series as I shared about the encouragement we received during a difficult time. Anyway, from October of 2015 until March of 2016, we really had no idea what God had in store for us. What we did know was that we were leaving the place we were and looking to Him for guidance…for direction…for assurance that we were in His will.
Fast forward and it’s July 2017. We have been in the place God sent us for a little over a year. We love it here. I mean who wouldn’t love these skies (on almost a daily basis)…
God is so faithful to take us to a place of beauty. A place where we are constantly reminded of Him.
So back to my topic of change.
In our new hometown, things are different. Not in a bad way. Just different.
Our church family is different. The size is different. The ministry is different. The people…well, they are beautifully different. But their need for Jesus is the same. Their need to be loved is the same. I’m thankful that we are called to love and minister to God’s people.
Our school life will be different (this year). We have home-schooled for 5 years. I loved every.minute.of.it! But here, it’s different. Our first year in our new hometown, I continued to home-school. We are getting ready for the school year to start and this year, our son is headed to college and our daughter is headed to public school. Both his choice a college that is 6 hours away from home and the decision to put her in public school were decisions made with much prayer. I take neither lightly.
I know that I may get questions as to why we made the decision for public school. I know that I may even be accused of not trusting the Lord in our home-school journey. I pray that instead of questions and accusations, I find support and respect that we are doing what we feel the Lord is leading for our family at this time.
Let me repeat….at.this.time!!!
I have no idea if we will home-school again in our daughter’s school years. I will be praying daily for God to make it abundantly clear to us what His will is. And I trust that He will.
Other changes? The Lord has been gracious to provide some exciting opportunities for me. The first is work. I am now working as a Virtual Assistant. I am learning so much and am very excited about the journey that God has me on in this new endeavor. The second is opportunity for me to volunteer at school, at church, and in the community. I looking forward to seeing how God wants to use me in both this work opportunity and in ministry opportunities.
And lastly, a BIG change is relevant to this my little corner of the internet. I am working on a new look and logo for Living My Portion. I don’t have a date in mind to “reveal” these but I do hope to share them very soon. With the new aspects, I also have a renewed desire to share here more. This is part of how I believe I can minister to others. Another blogger that I have great respect for has inspired me to really plan what and when I will be posting to the blog. I can’t wait to sit down and formulate a plan for my site.
I am changing. Not just in my day to day responsibilities but my focus in ministry. Although it can seem scary, change is not bad; it just makes things different. My prayer is that I commit these changes to the Lord daily being willing to change more, or maybe even change back to what was before.
How about you? Is God calling you to a change in your life?
Joy to You!