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Things don't always work out as planned.#1

Updated: Jan 5, 2020

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Several weeks ago I wrote to you about untethering. At that time I promised you I would keep you updated on my journey. This email will give you the highlights of my first week. I will e-mail you each week to keep you abreast of the lessons I am learning along the way. We will take this journey together if you so choose and it is my hope that it will encourage you to be bold and courageous as you and I learn to put our full trust in God.

Each week I will leave you with a lesson to consider or a reminder that God is always faithful. The main lesson from my week was : ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ๐“ผ ๐“ญ๐“ธ๐“ท'๐“ฝ ๐“ช๐“ต๐”€๐“ช๐”‚๐“ผ ๐”€๐“ธ๐“ป๐“ด ๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ฝ ๐“ช๐“ผ ๐“น๐“ต๐“ช๐“ท๐“ท๐“ฎ๐“ญ!

We arrived the first day in full expectation of what God had in store for us. After we sold our home we spent a month with my mother in law (first time ever!), and realized how much I have missed in getting to know this wonderful woman more intimately.

That was a lesson in of itself: ๐“–๐“ธ ๐“ญ๐“ฎ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“ฒ๐“ท ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ป ๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“ต๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ผ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“น๐“ผ. You never know what you may be missing out on. Too many times we take those in our lives for granted.

Anyway, after fighting off the doubts and questions of those in our inner circle who had genuine concern for us, we finally arrived at our new destination. Soon our moving truck would show up as we had shipped our furniture 5 weeks before!

Another lesson I want to share here before I move on is this: ๐““๐“ธ ๐“ท๐“ธ๐“ฝ ๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต๐“ธ๐”€ ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ญ๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ซ๐“ฝ๐“ผ ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ญ ๐“ฏ๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ผ ๐“ธ๐“ฏ ๐“ธ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ผ ๐“ฝ๐“ธ ๐“ถ๐“ช๐“ด๐“ฎ ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ ๐“ญ๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ซ๐“ฝ ๐”€๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ฝ ๐“–๐“ธ๐“ญ ๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ผ ๐“น๐“ป๐“ธ๐“ถ๐“ฒ๐“ผ๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ.

Well, my furniture did not arrive that day, or the next, or for that matter the next two weeks! We had to purchase a blow up mattress from Walmart and this became our wonderful bed for two weeks:) Adjust Wayne and I had a choice to make right at that moment. Do we murmur and complain, do we doubt, or do we adjust? When something unexpected happens it is easy to start second guessing yourself and your decisions. You should resist that temptation. This is why it is so important to pray and get confirmation from God and to also seek wise counsel. The Apostle Paul was in God's will yet he was put in prison and beaten to within an inch of his life. Daniel was thrown in the lion's den and most important, Jesus Christ was crucified. All while doing God's will.

Lesson here: ๐““๐“ธ ๐“ท๐“ธ๐“ฝ ๐“ซ๐“ฎ ๐“บ๐“พ๐“ฒ๐“ฌ๐“ด ๐“ฝ๐“ธ ๐“ญ๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ซ๐“ฝ ๐“ฒ๐“ท ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ธ๐“ป๐“ถ.

I decided to use the downtime to pray for direction and explore my new neighborhood. I met amazing people and discovered things about myself that I did not realize. Some good, and some things that I needed to improve.

The truth is when we are stripped of life's conveniences it allows us to enjoy the simpler things of life. Things that you would normally overlook when you have a lot.

One of my greatest blessings during my first week was the reminder that God's people are everywhere. Despite not having a real bed and other inconveniences, Wayne and I attended a Christian businessman's breakfast. There I saw more than 600 men and women boldly declaring God in the marketplace. It was motivating and it inspired me to live my faith out loud for all to see. Our God is everywhere and involved in every aspect of our lives. We must remain open, teachable and faithful.

A lesson I would like to leave for you here is this: ๐“”๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐”‚ ๐”€๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ฎ ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ ๐“ฐ๐“ธ, ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ฎ ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ฎ.

A place or a person will not make you happy. Having God's peace inside of you is the only thing that brings joy!

Thank you for taking this journey with me:). Please stay tuned for my discoveries during week two!

Are you on your own journey and need encouragement? Drop me a line! I would love to pray for you:)

Love you lots!


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Sharon Gill
Sharon Gill
Dec 07, 2019

Dear Alicia, thank you for sharing your story. You are a blessing to us in the Gorgeous Woman Movement. I am sorry to hear about your mom. I know from losing my mom 22 months ago how hard that can be. I can only imagine it would be harder not having your husbandโ€™s support and relocating to a different city. What I try to do when challenges and setback like this occur is to look for the silver lining. My motherโ€™s death gave me a little more flexibility to support my daughter and granddaughter. I could not help them much as my mom required my attention 100 percent of the time. Moving has also given me an opportunity to reset, refresh,โ€ฆ


I have been a part of this group for a couple of years. When I first joined I had just separated from my husband of 12 years. In the mist of my divorce my mother died suddenly in her sleep. It has truly turned my world upside down as it is coming up on a year next week. Needless to say 6 months ago I took a better job and moved back to Indianapolis In. Things definitely did not go as planned as I could not find a place in time to get my kids here to start school and I had to leave them with ther dad in Ohio and I am staying with a friend. Now I'm adjustinโ€ฆ


Thank you for sharing these nuggets. It reminded me to stay connected to life. I realize that I have missed out on so many beautiful life events due to being consumed with myself.

Thank you for the reminder!

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