It has been one month since we received the confirmation that we will be relocating to the UK, and boy, what a month it has been!
We fine combed all the contracts (thank goodness Aaron is a lawyer!), we sat in queues for hours to apply for official document (not to mention the money spent on these), had to deal with quite a couple of negative people (made us even more grateful for those who support us) and now we have one day left to decide what clothes to pack into suitcases and keep with us before our entire house gets packed up. This is quite daunting and can (or rather does) get very overwhelming at times.
In this second phase of our grand adventure, which can basically be summarised as the admin phase, I have truly learned to appreciate the gift that is a support structure. First and foremost the support Aaron and I give each other; when I am down, he is strong and when he feels demotivated I cheer him up. We are each other’s constant reminder that this is our testimony in the making, this is God’s work in progress. And secondly, our friends and family who guide us, help us in ways we can never repay or express our gratitude for and share in our excitement.
Those who know me will agree that I can be quite impatient…to put it lightly. So it is needless to say that this time of waiting has been very frustrating for me. I have this massive to-do list which I can do nothing about but wait, to tick the items off.
Every other day I get frustrated and discouraged then I just talk to those who are in this situation with us and those who have done successfully what we are doing, and all of them, without fail, reminds me of the truth…”He who began a good work in you will continue to perfect it” Philippians 1:6
We committed this journey unto God when we embarked on it, and we will continue to do so even when our hopes get discouraged.
In this time of waiting and having my patience and faith tested, I have realised two very important things:
- Share your dreams and God’s vision He has given you with your support structure and choose them wisely, and
- Guard your heart and pray throughout the process.
We will stay committed and excited knowing that everything we have is from God’s hand and everywhere we go, He will go with us. We hold onto the small victories, like getting through to a call centre and keep our eyes focused on the grand prize.