Looking Up

Gosh, sorry I haven’t written since the big news. I meant to, but time has sort of escaped me.

How have I been doing???

Well, I have been a tad overwhelmed.

The logistics of moving to California are far more complicated than I imagined.  Figuring out where to live and how to get my self, my belongings and my car from Nashville to Orange County has been pretty much all consuming. Not to mention the plotting of a lot difficult goodbyes.

And, for the better part of last week I was gripped with fear.

Can I really do this? What was I thinking? Moving to Southern California…the land of earthquakes and Real Housewives?  Who am I? Without Nashville, my friends, my church, and my dog? {Yeah, I came to the brutal decision to send Molly to reside in Texas with my parents than force her to accompany me as I get settled. Brutal.}

But…things are looking up.

I am feeling more cool, calm, and collected as the plan begins coming together. And I know this sounds corny and perhaps a little hyper-spiritual but Sunday as I sat in church I couldn’t miss the little confirmations, the gifts of reassurance, from God that this is the right move. And that I am not taking this leap alone.

From the gripping lyrics of Healer, “Nothing is impossible with You. You hold my world in Your hands.” To Pete Wilson’s poignant message about what being radically devoted to Christ looks like. To watching the waves crash on a rocky beach as Merlyn Catron sang, “Where you go, I’ll go. Where you stay, I’ll stay. When you move, I’ll move. I will follow you.” To the perfectly timed text message from Tyler Merrick nudging the Project 7 team to, “Look for His details in the tapestry of your life today and this week.”

He won’t let me endeavor to think I am taking this leap alone.

Praise. The. Lord.

Enough about me. Has He sent you any gifts of reassurance lately?

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dogs Molly and Maisy, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club.

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  • Anonymous

    You have friends here in CA too.  I know it will be hard to leave Nashville…but do not think you are alone.

  • Charissa Steyn

    So cool to hear about how much He is reassuring you! He’s doing the same for me as well…I just feel His presence as my hubby and I endeavor to follow His voice and FOCUS on Him!

  • We’ve had a crazy spring/summer here and I’ve really felt that God has gotten quiet.  I am clinging to those little reassurances right now. Every once in a while something happens, that wouldn’t necessarily *have* to be God working, but there’s also an undeniable whisper that accompanies it, “I’m still here.”  

    I love that you described it as hyper-spiritual.  My husband is a wonderful man who loves Jesus, but he and I experience God differently. My husband would chalk up to coincidence what I would consider a small reassurance that touches my spirit.  So, sometimes I’m afraid I’m hyper-spiritual, but I feel much better knowing that someone else hears those little whispers from God.

    Thanks for posting this!  🙂

  • In the months leading up to quitting my job and then after, there has been tons of confirmation and affirmation of my decision.  That’s what I cling to in those freak out moments. 

    Wish our paths could have crossed while we both lived here but I’m very excited about how God will use you in CA!

  • If anyone can handle all this change it is you Lindsey! So happy for you and admire you so much for making such a huge leap of faith!! Keep us posted!

  • God gave me the job this summer that I had been working and pleading for. Now it’s time to actually start, and like you, there’s a lot more trepidation than I had anticipated.

  • God spoke to me several months ago about something that I needed to do.  I’ve been putting it off because I was scared.  EVERYTHING these last two weeks has pointed me back that direction.  So I’m here on the edge, getting ready to dive in.  Confirmation is exciting.  It makes me feel like the whole day was created just for me.  Love how God can make us feel His love 🙂

    • That’s how I felt Sunday…it is a great feeling. The reality is that every day is created just for us. We just need to decide what to do with it!

  • I’m wildly excited for you. This is going to be a wonderful journey!

    • love having already fr-amily by my side for this next chapter…

  • Rockford1972

    I am so excited for you! My brother lives in Santa Barbara and having visiting him, I know you’ll do great in SoCal!
    I have had a circumstance recently where God has constantly reminded me that something in my life needs to die and it is DEFINITELY not me! God is wonderful!

  • StephanieinLexington

    Hi Lindsey! I’m excited about your leap, and your looking up. You’re obedient, brave, and awesome.
    I love the tapestry metaphor. I’m going to have to use that. My answer to your question would first be “no,” but then I realize he probably has SENT the reassurances, I just haven’t been looking for them. As I’ve been navigating the awkward (readjusting to the everyday) and painful (fighting illness) month-back from a stellar mission trip to Kenya, I desperately need to look for those details … and encouragement He provides. Yesterday, come to think of it, I did have a reassurance–a long letter from my Compassion child that I met July 12. She’s praying for me, and my circumstances are FAR less trying than hers. Perspective, and reassurance that things are still in His control.
    Thank you for the reminder. And Godspeed on your new journey!

  • amazing. you are amazing and brave.

    love you.

    • appreciate all your help this week. can’t believe we are going to live in the same place. 

  • I think when you jump — He makes you actually soar. 

    Love you, friend. 

  • josh

    I work with college students at a pretty decent sized church out here in orange county … when you get settled in we should connect … Might be interested in partnering with what your company is doing.