Recently, I have really enjoyed my time here in Rome. I began to find myself and my true friends. I loved that I was involved in my church. I was satisfied with the way things were flowing. But just as I was getting settled, God comes to me and says “things are about to change”, and so they did.
After living here in Rome, GA for 5 years, we got the news that my dad got offered a job in Texas… and he took it… and so we’re moving. The thing is that we are moving back to where we moved from but still, I’m moving. Yes, I am 19 and a lot of people have asked me “why can’t you stay?” and it’s complicated. I am not ready to leave my parents, and they don’t want to let me go. I just can’t get comfortable because anything can happen.
I guess the thing is that I TRUST GOD.
Although it has been hard accepting this news, I know that something good will come out of it.
God has done a lot in my life, and I can only thank Him, for He knows what he is doing.
I have had an amazing group of friends that are as close to family as it’ll get. The beautiful thing about it is we found each other serving God.
The best decision I have ever made was to go to the Nueva Vida retreat back in 2012. Not only did I get introduced to my wonderful new family, but I found God and had a special encounter with Him.
Moving is hard, but once you know who your true friends are, you know that you can count on them with their support. And you never have to worry if you will be missed because you know you will. The best thing is praying with and for your friends.
The hard part for me is to give thanks at all times. It is hard to give thanks during the times of headache and when something bad happens. I have learned to take and accept whatever comes my way because God is only preparing me for something much bigger and better than what I can imagine.
My heartache is temporary, He is eternal.
For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the LORD—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. – Jeremiah 29,11
Jennifer Baker – Writer, unparalleled love