Quick, before I get Sidetrack'd

So here’s where we stand (or sit, as the case may be)

Thoughtfully penned on July 12th, 2007 and generally concerning E, Family, Friendship, God's at Work in My Life, Grandparents, House, The Glory of God, You're moving again?

As I mentioned in my last post, things are not turning out as we had envisioned in regard to our upcoming move.

We were slated to move on Friday, the 20th (a week from tomorrow) and for Matt to begin his new job on Monday, the 23rd. We have a truck reserved, utilities transfers ordered, boxes packed, and are set to sign a lease on an apartment in Nashville on Monday, the 16th.

But now, everything is changing.

The information Matt came across indicated various levels of personality conflict, mismanagement, and incompetence. There also appears to be a huge amount of employee turnover considering the size of the company. In total these factors are significant enough that we began to doubt that things were as good as they originally appeared.

Through much prayer and conversation, we have decided that this isn’t the right position and situation for our family. If the job didn’t require a long-distance move, selling our house, etc, it might be a risk we felt comfortable taking. With things the way they are, it isn’t worth the uncertainty.

Over the last few days we have come to several realizations about God’s work through out this process. From the beginning we have prayed for wisdom, discernment, and that all we did would be about the righteousness of God. I believe this information has come to light in answer of our prayers for wisdom. As my friend Diane said yesterday, it seems like this is protection from the Holy Spirit.

And now, we walk by faith and not by sight. Matt is scheduled to leave his current position as of Thursday, July 19th.

I anticipate the things that are to come. I recognize God’s sovereignty now more than ever. I sit in trust of His faithfulness, of His provision, of His love.

The God I serve has a sense of humor; and if this isn’t proof of that, what comes next will be an even greater adventure!

“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21

Noise from the peanut gallery

  1. Oh my soul! As if the day to day things can’t get to a person. Your attitude is great and our prayers are with you all.

  2. Praying for ya’ll as you negotiate these new developments. Keep us posted.

  3. We love you. My heart goes out to ya’ll right now! I truly believe that God has your family in His hands right now…getting ready for something bigger and better! We are praying for you!

  4. Praying for you and this change, of course. I thank the Lord that these things came to light before Matt was knee deep in a pile of crud in a new job!

  5. [...] the irony. [...]