It takes faith to go.
Whether it's moving overseas or a moving across country or a job change or a some other change that makes you leave something behind and go to the new, the unknown, it takes faith to go. It's take confidence in the Lord's faithfulness. It takes risk because you don't have all the answers.
But it also takes faith it takes to stay.
Whether that be staying at a job, staying at a church, staying in a city or a country, or whatever situation it may be where you are making a very deliberate choice to stay, it takes faith to stay. It takes confidence in the Lord's faithfulness. It takes risk because you don't have all the answers.
Sometimes you would rather go, but God calls you to stay. Sometimes you would rather stay, and God calls you to go.
There is faith required for both. Sometimes the going is glamorized. Sometimes the staying is idolized. The adventure of the unknown might seem like a greater leap of faith to some, while the daily diligence in the known might be just as great a leap of faith for others. It all comes down to obedience.
For us, we thought we were going. We wanted a fresh start, a new adventure. We were quite excited to go. We thought we were going to be in Nashville just temporarily. But last week, God provided a new job here. God answered our prayers, not in the way we thought or necessarily wanted, but He graciously answered. And we are so grateful. And in the waiting process, He grew us tremendously in our relationships with Him and with each other. In the decision making process about whether to take the job or not, He provided wisdom, peace, and great conversation about our hopes, dreams, goals.
Sarah loves Jesus and her family and is passionate about addressing the urgent spiritual and physical needs around the world. She is the wife of Spencer and mama of Katherine and Claire, and they live in Nashville, TN. She runs a photography business with her husband and writes in order to offer encouragement and invite others to choose grace, joy, and gratitude in the adventure and the mundane. She loves traveling and reading; she will choose unsweet tea over sweet and bootcut jeans over skinny; and she is all sorts of awkward with small talk but thrives with deep conversations.