Yes, I do know Carol Vought! I grew up just a few miles down the road from her. My sister, @meganmuller316, and I took sewing lessons from her for a couple years!
I am excited for you to see God’s plan unfold as you trust Him with your next steps. Was this an easy decision, where you could see God’s hand clearly during the whole process? Or have you struggled with doubting whether you were actually hearing from God?
Over the last year, I have been sorting through how I can know when I’m hearing God’s voice rather than my own. It seems He has been telling me a lot of things, and placing His calling on my heart, yet He is also telling me to wait. I still have work and ministry to do in this waiting season, but my biggest struggle has been in wrestling with the doubts that sometimes flood my mind. I doubt partly because I don’t know what my next steps are, and partly because I wonder if it is my own discontentment, rather than God, that would call me away from a place where He is so clearly at work.
This has all put me in a place of surrendering and leaning on God like never before! Whatever His plan is in the bigger picture, I trust that He is working no matter what. God is so good and faithful. As I find myself in a place of more uncertainty than ever before, I am also filled with a peace like I’ve never known before. At the end of the day, however, I still find myself wrestling with doubts that are hard to shake.
I would love to hear any wisdom you have to share (Or anyone else who may be reading this)!