I have a crazy story of why I'm here.
A year and a half ago, I was living in Dallas, about to pull the trigger to resign from my corporate job.
I always felt like Dallas was a temporary home, but I didn't have any plans to leave at that point.
Kirsten (my twin sis, if you didn't already know!) was already planning to move from Oklahoma City to Austin in the summer, and - despite my deep desire to reunite and live together again -
It just never occurred to me to move to Austin...even though I already knew I liked it better than Dallas!
One Sunday, I shuffled into a seat at church and instantly had the thought hit me: "Wait! What am I doing!?”
“Nothing is holding me down here. Why am I passing up the chance to fulfill two dreams: the dream to reunite with my twin, and the dream to live in Austin!?"
I didn't hear a word the pastor was saying. My thoughts were swirling throughout the whole service.
Is this a bad idea? I would be moving in only two months. Why would I leave my friends here?
"WAIT." *Most importantly* "God, do you want me to go?"
Then I say to God...
"I know this sounds stupid, but please give me a sign."
IMMEDIATELY I KID YOU NOT
I snapped back to attention and looked at the verse that had just gone up on the screen...
Genesis 12:1 - "The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you."
And I knew in my soul, that was my call to go to Austin.
BUT THE STORY GETS BETTER....
Right as the service ended, I called Kirsten to tell her my decision. In that instant, she happened to be sitting with our mom, and my call interrupted her saying:
"I'm trusting God to provide a roommate that I love, who will become a companion."
Our phone call only lasted a few minutes.
There was no fanfare, only the rock-solid assurance that God had orchestrated every moment that brought us to the calling to live together in Austin.
Y'all. I pray that God provide you with the calling you're yearning for. Put your trust in Him and know that He will provide in glorious ways. - 3 hours ago