As I’ve been sharing, we are in the midst of a new adventure… moving to Scottsdale, AZ! And as happy as that is for all kinds of reasons, typically co-existing with the excitement, there is usually a sense of risk or at a minimum inconvenience. That’s to be expected.
But we did not expect this additional wrench in the works…
Before I get to that, though… let me share… I found an apartment for Gene and me! I’m so excited about this because the location is lovely, with natural, protected reserves close by, a clear view of the mountains, and numerous bike and walking trails. At the same time, it is convenient to the kids, shopping, and business associates. We are scheduled to move in Dec. 22. I am even looking forward to the challenge of moving from 6000 sq ft of space (including attics, basement, barn, and 3 car garage) to… less than 1100!
Less is More!
Because we aren’t sure how permanent this will be, we have emotionally committed to 1 year. Any apprehension I had about leaving our mini-estate is gone, my mixed feelings have morphed into focused certainty, and I am ready for whatever lies before us!
What we were not counting on was the news we just received: my husband was just diagnosed with another melanoma on his nose and some other cancer on his hand. Currently one of his hands is incapacitated, making simple chores, let alone tasks associated with moving, difficult. Thankfully, there is no need for additional treatments!
As for the surgery on his nose… I will spare you the gory details, but this will be his 4th surgery on his face. All prior work has been nothing short of successful. We expect the same this time as well. However, the timing seems totally not conducive to all we need to do before closing on Dec. 16. Rest is critical for his healing, and with a set date to be out of here… well, moving forward to accommodate all the factors requires some higher level discernment, and of course… favor.
Why do I share this with you?
Because I am always encouraging you to move forward in the dreams and desires of your heart. I believe with all that is within me that they matter and are part and parcel to your destiny. But as you have probably experienced, obstacles abound…sometimes in your vision, often all the way to fulfillment.
Fulfilling your dreams requires a lion hearted mindset,
the hand of God, and help from others.
We can’t do this alone.
My husband, as much as he prefers to getter-done by himself, he will have to reach out to others for assistance. And already our children, nephews, and friends have come forward.
Sometimes being incapacitated, especially for the high achieving lone wolf types, forces us to RECEIVE.
It requires another level of trusting that God favors us, has our backs, and will move us forward in all that He has destined for us to do.
Isaiah 14:27 tells us, “For the LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?”
Our journey forward is not without obstacles, but it need not be thwarted and we need not get stressed out about what to do. If we sit down, get into genuine gratitude, and let trust flow, we will know what to do, how to do it, and have the grace to carry out whatever actions need to be done.
I am grateful that my husband will heal fast and that God provides healing. I am grateful for people who love us and desire to help.
I am grateful for the work I get to do, that I am gifted and skilled in providing breakthroughs for people on a mission, that God has given me systems and processes that work, and that I can do my business from anywhere. I am grateful that I get to do what I love and prosper myself and others in the doing.
I am grateful that during this time of transition and even a bit of hardship, we can triumph and not succumb to craziness.
I’m sure you have a story to share when God caused you to triumph gallantly in the face of trials. Maybe you just have a word of encouragement to share. I’d love to hear it below!
Thanks for letting me share!
P.S. Maybe you are struggling through life more than you need to. And as always, if you want to explore coaching with me, simply schedule time for us to chat!