“But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him." (Luke 10:33)
I have discovered over the years that I really don’t like moving. For the most part, it’s just one big headache. There are so many little details that require attention. Addresses need to be changed, bank accounts need to be opened and closed, boxes need to be packed, moved and then unpacked. Not to mention the financial strain of living in two places all while trying to sell a house...
Ok, so maybe that one is a little personal to my situation, but all in all moving is difficult. People who study such things rank moving as one of the top three stressors in life, right behind the loss of a family member or close friend.
While moving is tough and creates a lot of stress and tension, I have also noticed throughout my life, and most recently with my family’s move here to Northwest, God loves to teach us a thing or two when we move. Here are just a few of the lessons God is teaching me lately:
Not all of us will have the luxury of moving to a new town any time soon, but I believe that if we are willing, we can experience some of these same lessons without going through the stress of physically packing up our boxes and driving cross-country. And believe me, having done this very thing 12 days ago, you want to avoid this if at all possible!
Take some time this week to try and see what is really important to you, right where you are. What matters most to you right now or more importantly, what SHOULD matter most to you right now? Are their areas of your life or patterns of behavior that you need to take a closer look at and maybe some thought patterns that need to be adjusted? Do you need to start over with someone or in some area of your life today?
Prayerfully and boldly asking those questions, and a whole host of other questions like them, can help you to experience some of the joys of moving without having to ever leave the house. You can make a move without a single cardboard box in sight. Now that’s a move I’m willing to make any time!