Already There

I had a transformative experience in my car the other day. As most of you know, I am on my way out to New Zealand, and this Monday at 2:15pm, I fly out to my new home.

Yesterday, I was in my car. I was driving back from an errand that I was running and the radio was on. I like the radio and I frequent many different stations. When I want news, I typically turn to NPR. When I want a great mix of songs, I turn to XRT 93.1. When I want some uplifting songs and I need some God in my life, and who doesn’t…I turn to 88.7 Air1.

Yesterday I needed to hear something uplifting, which I try to get daily because it feels so good. The song “Already There” by Casting Crowns was playing. Now, usually, I don’t listen to much Casting Crowns. Not sure why, but I don’t. As I listened to this new song by Casting Crowns, I began to feel something move in me. The chorus to this song is so powerful and so moving, and I couldn’t remember the last time I felt this way about a song.

When I’m lost in the mystery
To You my future is a memory
Cause You’re already there
You’re already there.
Standing at the end of my life
Waiting on the other side
And You’re already there
You’re already there.

My life is drastically changing. There is PLENTY of excitement and joy for that. Yet, I can admit that I am scared. I am nervous. I have NO IDEA what my life is going to look like. The uncertainty is unnerving. The waiting is exhausting. Worry, doubt, fear, and anxiety flood my mind and I desperately seek for God. And God answered. Even if he answers in a song, he still answers. The words in this song overwhelmed me and rushed peace into my lungs.

God is already there.

This link is the artist explaining his song and the meaning behind the creation of it. It’s 1:30, Watch it to understand what I was talking about above: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W99gAQ_FRzY&t=2m35s

Here is the actual song:

A final amendment to my destiny.

It seems that I owe you my readers, friends, and family a more recent update on the events that have developed regarding my move overseas.

For those of you who read my blog, or know all things that happen in my life, you know three things. One, I love to write. Two, I am busy most times. And finally, Three, I am moving to New Zealand at the end of the month. These three things are very true, however, there have been some recent developments that you all should know about.

In my last blog post, I let you all know that I was moving overseas at the end of the month. This is still true. I also told you that I was locking down a job in New Zealand when I arrive. This is also still true. Finally, I told you that in February I was leaving New Zealand to come back in the United States for a visit, and then stay for good early March. This….is not still true.

For about a year and a half I have been trying to acquire a Skilled Migrant Worker Visa, which allows me to be in the country for 2-5 years. There has been a LOT of red tape to get the visa and be rid of my pain. After the, what seemed like endless months, Corbin convinced me to go for the 12 month work visa. With this, I am allowed to enter into the country and find work…which will be no problem. I will still be working on getting my other visa, but the work visa will do for now. Confusing? It’s okay. Basically, I don’t know when I will be coming back home. I may not for a very long time.

In one week, I leave my job and focus on getting everything together. This will give me enough time to pack, work out last minute details, and see friends before I go. Again, I could not be more excited and nervous, but this is so right. For three years, I have been waiting and I know that this is my calling. December 31st. This is it. Thank you all, and if you want to know the Social Work side of me, subscribe to my travel blog over here: http://thetravelingsocialworker.wordpress.com/

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