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The Update and the Upgrade

I sat back the other day on the couch just thinking, how did this all happen to and for me?? Of course, the answer was God, but I couldn't fathom the idea that God did this just for me. I've had good news in my life, and great things happened to me, and every time I would say, "life can't get better than this!" I bet you God just sits there and laughs cause He has so much more in store for us.

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Journals, graduation caps, and plenty of bathroom mirrors have had this verse scribbled, decorated, and written on. I consider this verse to be my life's compass. I even wrote it in my wedding vows! God's promises are true. I tear up every time I think about how good He is to me, my family, and my friends.

Leading up to my wedding day, I had quiet and tearful moments with God where I would just be still and rest in the comfort that He had everything worked out for me. I've been in situations where I was moving so much that I didn't take the chance to rest and hear God's voice. I was leaving my job, moving my life 2 hours away, getting married, ALL while still being in school in a Ph.D. program. I REFUSED to stress. I wanted this to be the happiest moment in my life. Those quiet times with God were me processing these life changes through Him. God gave me peace, and He made me remember His promise.

I learned three days before my wedding that I was hired. I've been interviewing for jobs for 3 months. I received job offers, but God said to turn them down. I received interviews, but the Lord deliberately said to go back and rescind the invite. For the job I have now, I interviewed for two months. I felt like God was playing me a little cause it was a lot of back and forth. But, He told me to stick this one through. I'm glad I did cause it is the PERFECT fit for me. What was more beautiful was that I left my old job on March 18 and asked God to give me a month off so I could get my life together. My current job was flexible and told me I could start on April 25th! More than a month to rest and reset.

It has been a little over a month since my wedding, and I am moved in with my husband in our home, in a new city, with new friends and a new job. The promises are just beginning. I rest in knowing that what God has for me is for me, and I am grateful.

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