Sometimes you do all of the right things, but it isn’t enough. Sometimes you take all of the necessary steps to better your life, but the outcome is still out of your control. When life goes wrong, the only thing we can do is have faith and hope. For me, this means having faith in a God who cares about what happens to me and my family. I have hope in the future He has planned for us.
When you know that you did what God wanted, but it didn’t end up the way you thought it would, it’s easy to begin questioning everything. But the truth is, there are no guarantees. We can’t accurately predict any outcome. Good things do not always happen to good people. And good people aren’t always good.
When My Life Went Wrong
My family recently found ourselves in a situation where we knew the right thing to do was to put up some boundaries. When those boundaries weren’t enough to create a healthy situation, we knew that the right thing to do was to take a step back. Unfortunately, more issues came to light that caused us to walk away completely. We were heart-broken, confused, and angry. It was those feelings that made us begin to consider moving.
Our Decision to Move
We had always talked about living further away from big-city life to more wide open spaces, and there was no better time than the present. The more we talked about it, the more we realized that there wasn’t anything here for us anymore. We tried putting down roots here. But really, we put all of our eggs in one basket. And when that basket proved to be full of holes, and our eggs were falling to the ground in a gooey mess, we weren’t sure what to do other than move on. Everything about living here had become intertwined with our unhealthy situation. There was no escaping the hurt and disappointment.
We needed a fresh start. We needed an opportunity to do what we had wanted to do in the first place…put down roots in our community. So, we plan to invest in our new town and neighborhood, as well as our new church.
My Doubts Reassured
I’ve had moments of doubt. I realize there’s a chance I’m simply running away from my problems. That God may have wanted to teach me a lesson in endurance and perseverance. In integrity. But, the more I think and pray about it, the more I realize that we have been learning those things for over 2 years now. We have tried to help bring change, but found that this wasn’t welcomed. I know that I am ready to move on and use the lessons I’ve learned in our new community and church. I believe that God was giving us this nudge, to do something drastic, and that there is something important waiting for us. If anything, I plan on sharing some of the lessons I’ve learned through all of this with you in the coming months. 🙂 I know that everything we have been through will not be for nothing! When my life goes wrong, I will always let God use it for good.
Of course, I’ll keep you all posted on our move at the end of July. Now I better start packing…
Was there ever a time in your life when you made all the right decisions, but it wasn’t enough? How do you react when life goes wrong? Share with us in the comments!