Aug 17, 2011

Letting Go

Everyone goes through changes in life which are out of their control. It might be something traumatic like losing a loved one, or it could be something as simple as taking a detour near your home because of road construction. Both interrupt your life, but the severity it interrupts is quite different. If I am completely honest with you, for the most part I hate change. Not such a good character trait for someone who has had the rug pulled out from under them a few times in the last 7 years, and definitely not good for someone who desires a deep rooted upbringing for their kids with lasting friendships and one place to call home.

To be completely honest, I am sitting here trying to figure out why in the world I am about to go against everything I have believed in, invested in and cherished for the last 10 years of my childrens' lives. In just 5 days, my kids will be walking through the doors of PUBLIC SCHOOL! This is where you gasp! Or you roll your eyes? Or you giggle at my drama? Or in my case, you cry, pray and all of the above. I have absolutely no idea how this day has come about, or why I am making such a humongous deal over it. Maybe I need affirmation that it is going to be alright from all you public school moms, maybe I need pity from all my old friends who will be continuing to stay in the beautiful Christian bubble we created together, or maybe I just need to see how ridiculous I sound by doing a blog post and remember something I seem to keep forgetting. That something would be that God has a plan for my kids, and it is for GOOD! He is the one that allowed Skip's job to be removed, He is the one that opened the doors for our new ministry in Victoria, and He is the one that led me to the decision to put all the kids into public school this year.

I don't know what change you may be going through today, and I have no idea what the severity may be, but I do know you don't need to gasp, roll your eyes, or cry about it. You need to stop and pray. Right now, stop and pray and let go of control. Give your fears, your concerns, and your life's uncertainties to the creator of all things. He has our back, and for those we love, He has their backs too!

Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."