Lessons Learned from Moving Out (Part 2): If it's to Be, It's Up to Me

22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.” -James 1:22

So now it has been 7 months since I’ve moved out on my own… It seems like the lessons I’m learning and need to learn are coming at me faster than I can handle them! I love it though! I guess that is life isn’t it? You’re never “ready”… SO here is what I’ve been learning since being out on my own 7 months:

If It’s to Be it’s Up to Me – I recently heard a quote that said, “Your future depends on a lot of thing, but mostly you.” Noone determines the type of life I’m going to have other than me. Nobody else will be in my relationship, live with me, raise my kids, pay my bills, do my laundry, landscaping, devotions, etc. I’m the only one that can determine what my life will look like.

The World isn’t Paying Nearly as Much Attention as We Think – we spend so much of our time doing things and buying things to impress other people who don’t spend more than two seconds about what we’re doing or what we have. Live your life for you and life your live for God – Period!

Family is Everything – My appreciation and love for my family has increased greatly since I moved out. They’ll be there through thick and thin…the good and bad… through everything. There is no replacement for family – and honestly nothing else except God can or should take a higher priority than your family!

Until You Have to Act, You Don’t Know Where Your Faith is – For the first time in my life I’m learning to exercise my faith. I’ve had my faith built up and I know the Word, but now I actually have to put it into action when it comes to paying bills, receieving healing, building a career, etc. When is the last time  you actually put your faith into action?

Those are some of the huge lessons I’m learning being on my own right now… Simple to say… Hard to apply!

Thoughts? What lessons have you learned lately if you’ve moved out?


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