A little bit of peace
Sometimes the soul is just at peace, complete and utter, joyful peace. That’s how I feel right now. Recently, the bf and I have been discussing the future, a lot. Our dreams, job opportunities, dream cities, etc. Since I have a job that allows me the flexibility of working form home, he started applying for emote jobs and jobs in NYC after a dream in SF didn’t work out. Once he traveled to NYC for a job interview, our incessant daydreaming resumed. We talked of a new life where we could start over, become friends with famous people, pay the majority of our salaries to live in the best city in the world. However, when we thought about the realities, my soul felt tense, uneasy and a little sad. I had just returned to KY and didn’t want to rush away from my family. I pulled away from commitments and new friendships because I was planning to leave soon. I resented a recent position shift in my own job because it had the potential to regularly send me away from all my favorite KY people during my last few months in the state. So I started praying that the Lord lead my life in the direction best for his plan.
Several days later, Chris was given an amazing job opportunity in Louisville. When he told me about it, my initial thought was disappointment. My high school dreams of the Big Apple began to deflate….again. However, something funny also happened. My soul immediately felt peace, happiness and even a weird excitement. I suppressed all of these feelings when Chris and I talked about it. After some arguing, tears and good conversation, we concluded to pray, asking the Lord to open our eyes to the the best path.
The next day, Chris had lunch with the CEO of the Louisville company and learned he didn’t get the job in NYC. The Lord provided for my love before he even knew he wasn’t getting the job. He illuminated the path so obviously. We couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity. I plan to use this time to learn more about the nonprofit world, dive into family and friends, tell my grandparents’ stories, work with the Louisville refugee community and find what the Lord wants for me here. I am excited for the peace and comfort he has brought, the amazing man He put in my life and the adventures ahead!