In a few short weeks, I'll be moving out of my parents house for the first time ever. I've started the packing (and pitching) process...and I don't think that I've ever been more sad and excited at once in my whole life.
These next four weeks bring with them an incredible amount of change. In just one month, I will have graduated from college, celebrated the Christmas holiday season, rang in the New Year, moved to a new town, and changed my last name. Joseph and I will find a new church, grocery store, doctor, gym, library and friends. I'm moving from a home filled with loud littles and comfortable familiar chaos to a quiet, one-bedroom apartment with a man who I will have to get used to calling "my husband."
I'm going to change from thinking of home as ten people to home as two people. I'm going to have to start cooking again, after a couple of years living out of the leftovers from the fridge. I'll say goodbye to friends who have lived in the same city with me for the past four years. For the first time in nineteen years, I'll share a bedroom with someone who isn't my sister. And I'll realize very quickly how selfish I am and how much room I have to grow after I get married.
I would be lying if I told you that I was handling these changes gracefully. There have been many times when where I'll stop in the middle of a moment and realize it's temporariness. My last Christmas as a Mooradian was a few days ago. My last few weeks of having all of my family under the same roof are drawing to a close. There are only a few days left in my engagement and time as a fiancee.
There have been a lot of tears. There will be many more. There have been a lot of laughs, smiles, and beauty. More will come. But in the midst of all this hectic, crazy change, the one thing that keeps me grounded is a foundation. My foundation is Christ.
I truly don't know how people make it through life without faith and Christ as their foundation. I am a shaking, quivering mess of a person with God's help...I don't want to think of who I would be without Him.
We can scramble to control, stabilize, and manipulate our lives, but nothing we produced will even compare to the peace that comes with finding our contentment in His plan. When we find our firm foundation in God, our priorities began to align to His will.
People move, jobs change and our lives can be flipped around and upside down in an instant. But God is a constant that cannot be shifted. He is a firm, unmovable foundation that offers us shelter in the storm. His faithfulness is buckler and shield.
Our lives will always shift around us. Let's place our hope in the one who is the firm foundation.