Saturday, November 21, 2009

You put the chimi in chimichangas.

I am in a transition process at the moment.. I have given up my beloved apartment in which I have lived for the past four years. I am now staying with one of my best friends and her family while I wait for my new place to be move-in ready,

I have decided that I want to move downtown..or rather that I don't feel a peace about staying in my comfort zone anymore. I am called to a church whose heart is the city of Richmond, and so I think it will be awesome to be more accessible to the community and my church family, many of whom are college students and live fairly close to my new place.

It will definitely be a big change. I will be living in a pretty sketchy part of town. I have been a suburbanite my whole life, and I truly prefer country peace to city clamor, but I know where God has called me for this season of my life, and that He will equip me to do every good work which he has prepared beforehand for me to walk I am excited! I was scared for about a week, because honestly the house I am moving into hasn't been lived in for 4 years, and when my new downstairs duplex sharer (landlady) was showing me the place it was nighttime and she was looking into all the rooms for vagrants before we would go in. Wasn't exactly the best sell I've ever seen. She plans to do big renovations and make the place awesome, so I will just be excited for this new adventure and trust that God will see me through.

One thing God has been teaching me is the joy of living for His glory and setting myself aside as much as I can. You truly do need Christ at the center to have a balanced life. When it is all about Him (and it IS, so let me rephrase and say when we REALIZE it's all about Him) it takes so much pressure off of us..pressure to conform to the world's standards, to strive after what they call success, what they call beauty, what they call fulfilled. Because if they are so fulfilled, why are they so unhappy? Because we are only truly fulfilled in knowing and being known by God. When we are the center of our universe, we collapse under the weight.

I don't even know where I'm going with this. I have been a little scattered lately: I guess moving does that to you; but my constant is God. I am glad that he never changes. Wherever I go, whatever my circumstances..he is the same.

Ok I am very sleepy and I have an early class at church in the morning so goodnight blogworld.


Stephanie said...

"One thing God has been teaching me is the joy of living for His glory and setting myself aside as much as I can."

Amen! I'm so glad that the Lord has been teaching you; working in your life Angela. I've been (slowly, sometimes stubbornly) learning lessons like these as of late.

And how exciting that you are moving! Sounds like a totally different setting, but I am sure that the Lord will be using you. Much love,


Penn Tomassetti said...

I come from the country, but lived four years in the city of Pittsburgh. During that time I grew to enjoy city life, so now I'm part city and still part country.
Great post! I agree with you about Christ being the center of our all. That makes the difference in every relationship. May the Lord bless you and be with you in your move.

Fijufic said...

I wish you the very best in your new endeavor...

Happy Thanksgiving by the way.


Edie said...

Hey Angela! Good to *see* you again! Congratulations on the move and step of faith. It is always exciting to see what God has in store when He starts making changes in our lives.

Have a Merry Christmas my friend!

Edie said...

Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and Rich Blessings for 2010!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Just wanted to pop in and say hello and I've missed hearing from you!

It's very exciting to hear about your move...but I know several of us would love to know what you're up to now...what's God doing in your life?

I applaud your willingness to be obedient even in the difficult things. It's easy to be obedient when it's comfortable. :-)

Edie said...

I was just reading some past posts and ran across a comment from you. It made me miss you so I wanted to come by and say hello. I hope all is well in your little corner of the world.

According to your profile you are still 28. If I put my age in my profile and never change it will stop getting older? And can I make it retroactive??? :D

Have a great week! Much love to you!