So if you've followed me for any length of time, you know that I have moved. A lot. Like...a lot, a lot.
I can't even remember all the places I've lived or the timeframe I've lived there. Let's just say it makes for applying for anything extremely interesting. The best part is having to explain why I've moved 8,000 times [please note the sarcasm].
But...this next move? Let's just say I signed a year lease and I don't plan on breaking it. I am ready to have some roots and be settled for more than a couple months at a time.
Moving is stressful. Finding a place to live is stressful. Finding people to help move is stressful. Changing all your addresses at the million places you have to is stressful. I mean...you get my point, right?
However, the one thing that has truly helped me in all of this is the power of prayer. I know when I am not leaning on God because my anxiety goes through the roof. I start stressing and playing the "what if" game. And I end up snapping at people, when it has nothing to do with them.
So this past week, when I was feeling down and super depressed, I allowed myself to turn inward and really focus on prayer and reading my bible. I knew that I was in a situation I couldn't control, so instead of allowing my anxiety to run out of control, I prayed. And I prayed. And then I prayed again.
God truly does answer prayers, even when you don't think He's listening or when you think all else has failed.
And I'll be the first to admit - I am not the best at remembering to lean on God and to focus on prayer first. I kind of get in my own head and think I can control the situations and handle it on my own. I often need the reminder, either from other people or a knock to my head, to get me back on track. And boy, is it insane how God works!
So, for those of you who pray, say a few for me for a safe and quick move on Tuesday. It will hopefully be my last move for a long while.
Have a beautiful week! And keep following cuz next week I leave for Japan! My adventures are just starting!!
With love and wellness,