Two years ago, two very scared twenty-something year olds made a decision. A decision to look at the possibility of stepping out in faith, changing their lifestyle and make a move away from the comfort of the town they grew up in. And in that decision, they decided that if God is not in it, we would not keep pushing at the door. Almost two years ago, we drove out to the country to look at what only felt like a very distant dream. It still feels only like a distant dream.
For two years, we set timelines and they were broken time and time again. We waited with open arms saying God, keep opening doors if this is the place you want us to build the rest of our lives. Time seemed to move in slow-motion and sometimes as if it even stood still, but we still felt drawn to this land, called to step out in courage. There were times it felt like this will never work, in fact it still feels a little like that in some ways. But, slowly but surely, the Lord continued to open doors. After almost 2 years, and 4 days past when we thought we would be officially under contract, a contract arrived for us to review. And, we find ourselves today, getting ready to sign our lives away and step into the unknown of owning land.
This journey has been marked by what Marcus is calling "courage". It will not be easy, but we know that God is in it. He has woven details together like only He can. Courage because it is an unknown frontier. Courage because the cost at times feels amazingly intimidating. Courage because we have no clue what we are doing when it comes to building from the ground up. Courage because we may be living in a shed for years until we can finally build a home. Courage because our whole lives will change once we arrive out there. Courage for things we have yet to uncover or experience. Courage for being uncomfortable as we continue to figure out what this looks like.
So, today we step out in faith and courage asking God to continue to work this land in ways that only He can. We call Him to be Lord over our lives, over this decision. For whatever this next step looks like, good, bad, intimidating, stressful, beautiful.... here we go!