About a year after my divorce was final, I moved fifteen miles into a more modest home. It was a really big step overall. I was moving my three young kids to a new neighborhood and new schools. I was moving into a house that needed a fair amount of remodeling. Plus, I hadn’t even sold my current home before buying my new home. On top of all that, I had to pack up the entire house on my own. It was a very stressful and physically difficult time. Many people thought I was crazy to take all of this on by myself. Yet, at my core, I was at peace. I managed the entire moving process filled with energy and optimism.
My decision to move was not some spur-of-the-moment decision. It was the result of many days of prayerful consideration. During this entire time, from the time I was first pondering the idea to move, until the last box was unpacked (thanks Mom and Dad!), I felt Christ walking with me; this was not just my idea. Because Christ was at the center, he provided me with all the graces I needed to succeed. As Christ proved with the resurrection, he creates new life. That’s how you can tell when something is Christ’s will. It will bring a sense of newness and goodness, and with it, the resulting confidence, energy and peace. Let that be your guide as you take on life’s changes and challenges.
They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint. – Isaiah 40:31