I am sitting here somewhere in the deserts of California getting ready to gather my things in order to move halfway across the country to Oklahoma in just a couple days time. I have no idea what God truly has in store for me despite all of my plans when I get there, but I’ve been in prayer about the decisions I’m making and so far He has been willing them to happen. As the day is approaching rapidly, it is getting a little hard for me to believe that this is actually happening. If the Lord blesses me to see these unpromised days ahead of me, I will be away from what I’ve always known. I’ve been feeling like father Abraham lately when God spoke to him saying, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you” (Genesis 12:1).
Granted, in context this was the preparation for the coming of the blessed Lord and Savior (Galatians 3:8). However, what I also took from this is that God will call out people to use for His purpose and may send them somewhere they never in a million years expected to go. Such is the case with me.
I’m moving to Oklahoma by myself. I’m leaving my mom and dad, my siblings, my relatives, and my spiritual family behind to go to a state I never expected I’d ever go to in my life. Before I became a Christian, I selfishly made plans for myself and certainly never consulted God about them. But the Scripture rings true: “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is Jehovah’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21). Now that I am in His Son my life did an absolute turnaround, and His purpose is prevailing. I’m quite nervous and sad, but I’m also pretty excited.
No matter what and no matter where I am, I just pray that I will always be faithful to Christ and found blameless. Wherever my Lord sends me and commands, I just want to be obedient to it like Abraham was so that, like him, I too will be called “the friend of God” (James 2:23).