Thursday, February 26, 2009

AK difficulties

We are planning on moving to AK. We’ve had an odd series of events that suddenly caused us to wonder if it is really God’s will that we move out of TN, away from dear friends, away from our little farm, and move to Alaska.

Yes, there are things in AK that I would look forward to. But never have I thought something would be so difficult as this.

We had a family who wants to buy our house come and look at it. This is when the gravity of the situation fell on me. LEAVE this place?

I know that the Lord won’t have me to do anything that is beyond my ability. I know I can make this move if it’s His will. But, I will struggle with having the proper attitude. And in my rebellious nature, I know that it wouldn’t be myself to smile the whole trip up to AK. I’ve been praying that He would help me to keep the attitude that would please Him. After all, if this is His will for me to go, it is HE that I live for! NOT myself! So I MUST keep that attitude (cheerfulness, thankfulness, contentedness, etc.). (Phil. 2:5, 2:14, 1 Thess. 5:18)

And as you probably know, I am very attached to this place. I am extremely attached to my Church and friends. So while I was fighting the natural desire to sulk, I was lead to Philippians 1 and was reading about how Paul was in chains, but longed to visit God’s people in Philippi, but he hadn’t a choice whether or not he could see them.

Made me think of what I baby I am. Here I am, thinking about how difficult it would be not to see my friends at least once a month anymore, and I come across Paul’s situation. At least I would have the freedom to visit them! AND I could contact them every day!

If we do move, may I go joyfully there knowing that it is His will and may I be pleased to know that His will in me is being fulfilled. May He use me for His glory. What a privilege that is!!!

Philippians 2:13

For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.

For His Glory,

-Ryann

Hebrews 13:20-21

May the God of peace,…equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him.

2 comments:

Kelley said...

I hope that whatever happens you can find the blessing in it. It's really hard. We moved to our current home in June of last year and I was very unhappy about the whole thing. Now it turns out my husband needs eye surgery and the best place in the state is right in our backyard. I'm a little more understanding at this point to His plan.

Happy Birthday just a little late.

Charley & Jess said...

it looks like you get just what you wanted: to stay in TN. (coie told me today about your parents' decision to stay there and not move to AK). yippee for you.