As I’m writing this, it’s been exactly one month since I packed as much of my belongings as I could in my car. I didn’t pack all that stuff into my car for fun. For the next two days, I then drove 18 hours across the country to my new home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Was I nervous? Absolutely. Would I miss my Dad, Mom, Sister, and family back home in North Carolina? A lot. A whole lot.

Choosing to move so far away from home was a big decision. It has also been a life-changing decision. In many ways this past month has been challenging, but in other ways I have seen a lot of growth in my personal walk with God. This season of my life has caused me to lean in more to who God is and who God says that I am. A good friend of mine always says, “I try my best to live with palms open and hands out.” This is a perfect picture of how surrender can be lived out each day. Giving up our plans for the plans that God has for us is the most liberating thing we can do as followers of Christ.

God says that we are His masterpiece, forgiven, acceptable, righteous, holy and chosen on purpose for a purpose. We can trust God because He always delivers on His promises.

Ephesians 2:10 says, “We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” 

This Step of Faith is exactly what God wanted. I had been praying and searching for my next steps and God made it clear. Our God is not a God of confusion, but a God of clarity and peace. Not knowing all the details of what’s going to happen in the future is not scary anymore because God is in control. You don’t have to move 18 hours away to another state to follow the will of God. We are in the will of God when we let the Holy Spirit lead us into the plans God has for our life, not the plans God has for someone else. When we live out the purpose given to us from our creator, God gets all the glory.