It started on a summer evening 3 years ago. A dear friend and I spent a warm summer evening having heart to heart conversations over iced mochas. It was during that conversation I felt the tug on my heart. “You were made for more”. I thought I was happy where I was-I had a good job, had fun with friends and loved my life. But something felt like it was missing…that there was more to life than going to work and hanging out with friends. In Ephesians Paul writes “God is able to do immeasurably MORE than we could ask or imagine.” That night, before my head hit the pillow, I started praying that verse-never imagining the journey God would take me on.
The next months were a hard journey of having my hours cut-back at a job I loved, tears, saying goodbye to friends who were closer than sisters, and moving back to my hometown (Watertown, WI).
I thought that God would answer my prayers right away. That as soon as I moved back home the perfect job and life would be there waiting. God’s timing isn’t our own–and I’m so thankful for that.
My precious Savior took his time teaching me, giving me grace and loving on me during the next few years. He filled my soul with His grace and love and taught that I’m uniquely and wonderfully made to glorify and serve Him. In the waiting period I realized that what I did didn’t matter-what mattered is LOVING GOD and SERVING OTHERS. I’ve been abundantly blessed with an out-of-the-box, faith filled and abundant life.
In the past 2 years since moving back home God has blessed me with a church community that is authentic, precious time to spend with family, friends that stick closer than a brother and an “out of the box” job that is the perfect use of my gifts, talents and skills. God’s promises are true. He WILL provide immeasurably more than you can ask or imagine. I’m on a continuing journey towards a grace-filled life and thrilled to have you come along for the ride!