My biggest want out of life over the past few years has been to own our own cattle property. We currently manage someone else’s cattle property as our job and it’s the best job my husband has ever had. He gets to do everything he would on our own place, but we don’t own the cows and we don’t have any expense either and we can do what we like, have as many animals as we like, we have a free house and car and we aren’t on a strict budget which is very unusual for managers. I prayed for a long time for our own place and God gave us this place, I think to see if this is what we really want, and to teach us what it is like to run a large property and honestly even though my husband has a rural background, we didn’t have any clear idea on the extent of work behind the scenes that goes on, on a property like this. The hours don’t just stop, weekends mean nothing, we can’t ever leave unless arrangements are made and honestly its too much hassle. It has been one of the toughest years of our lives but we have made it and feel like we have finally settled in to this way of life. I absolutely adore living on the land, we have always been in the country but for the kids sake growing up we moved to town. Now we are back in the country again, we badly want our own place, well that has always been the plan and I believe that one day we will have it.
The thing is, as you move forward with God, things change and so do priorities. The more you dig into scripture, you find the things that you once wanted don’t seem to be AS important anymore. I know for me, the farm is still a dream, but it’s not what I mainly focus on anymore. As I mature and get further into learning the Word I find my biggest priority is now getting my children and grandchildren into Heaven, I find myself wanting to know more about what God’s plan is for my life, not what my plan is for my life, I feel like I just need to let everything go and let Him take over, like properly! I have only had these revelations in the past couple of weeks, I have been banging around for years trying to make money, trying to do different things to earn a second income to help reduce the stress of our financial burdens. But I started putting that second and getting into the Word first and already things are beginning to change. Yes we are still financially challenged, but the stress isn’t there. I have started feeling compelled to learn as much as I can and then only this week God has shown me what He wants me to do, that will make me a second income. It’s amazing what happens when you just let go of the reigns and let God do His thing!
“For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal”. 2Corinth 4:18
This scripture made me sit up and think whoa, nothing in this world matter because they are temporary, they aren’t going to last, it’s the Word of God that is eternal and that leads straight to Heaven!
Can I encourage you to dig into the Word, find what it is that God is telling you to do, listen and receive what He is saying and things will turn around for you too. It wont be easy but it will certainly be worth it!