Moving is a Way of Life
That’s right! I’m just about ready for my move to Seattle which is where my fiancee lives. I’ll be moving there at the begninning of March. One thing I’m really happy about is that I’d already gotten rid of all my possessions before I went to Mozambique in Africa. That means it didn’t take too long to pack which was nice.
Ever since 2014, I’ve been moving around a lot in regards to mission work, so moving to Seattle doesn’t seem so monumental. It just feels like I’m going on another mission with Jesus which is exactly what it is lol
While moving this time around is much simpler in many ways, I still need to trust God because what I have in my bank account doesn’t add up to what I’ll need fully transition to Seattle. But, this is not the first time God told me to do something and I didn’t have the money to do it.
God has always provided for me in the past, and I know He’ll provide now. God isn’t concerned with how much we have in our bank accounts. He’s concerned with how much faith we have in our hearts to trust Him. We can’t do anything in our own strength.
Confirmation About Leaving Sacramento
Since I got a prophetic word at Bethel church in 2012, I’ve known that I’m not called to stay in Sacramento longterm. In that prophetic word, God spoke to me said that He is using me to minister to people in such a unique way that it doesn’t require me to be in any particular place. He said that I need to be open to relocation.
At that time I didn’t see any reason to leave Sacramento, so I just saved the prophetic word and waited for the Lord timing. As the years went by, I realized that Sacramento was/is a training ground for what God is calling me into next.
In 2014 after I got back from my first missions trip to East Africa, the Lord gave me a clear word. He said that I need to sell everything I own and go to Africa for the Harvest School of Missions. Then in 2016, one of my friends from church, who was also a church leader, told me that she doesn’t believe God will keep me in Sacramento. I knew this day was coming for a long time!
Confirmation of My Move to Seattle
As my relationship progressed between my fiancee Lee and I, I needed to pray about where God was calling us to live long term. We needed to pray about this since I live in California and she lives in Washington state. After a few months of praying, the Lord started highlighting Seattle for many reasons.
Besides the fact that Lee lives in Seattle, I wanted to make sure the Lord was calling me to move to Seattle because I didn’t want to sacrifice my calling for marriage. As a side note, I believe that the right marriage won’t take you away from God’s plan for you, but it’ll help you fulfill God’s plan for you.
The amount of confirmation I got from moving to Seattle is pretty amazing. One form of confirmation was that Lee is good friends with people who’ve ministered in France for many years. In my journal, the Lord told me that I’m going to preach the Gospel in France, and that was back in 2015 before Lee and I ever met. I’m looking forward to getting advice from them.
Another form of confirmation was that I found out that it’s easier in Washington state to start a business or an organization. Since God has made me to be very entrepreneurial, this was a huge confirmation for me. Let’s face it, pretty much everything is easier in a state other than California! But, God bless my California peeps 🙂
It’s Time For a New Chapter
Moving is never easy, and I’m certainly going to miss all my friends in Cali. But, the most important thing to me is being obedient to what God says no matter what. I refuse to live a life that idolizes comfort and sacrifices the power of the Gospel on an altar.
We only have one life to live. While some people use that phrase as an excuse to be idiots and waste their lives away, I believe we need to remember that we only have one chance in this life to make a difference in the world. We don’t get another chance.
Having fun and enjoying the moment is important because it gives us the fuel we need to keep moving toward our destiny. But overall, we need to remember that the Christian life is an adventure with God. It’s an adventure that satisfies the longings of our hearts while bringing hope to the world. Now that’s the kinda life I wanna continue to live.
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