No, I wasn't serious. (Well maybe partially serious, at the time, speaking from exhaustion.)
But somehow I know that if God chooses to lead my husband again to another career change, another return to school, another promotion, another calling... Well, where God leads I will follow. (But please don't tell my husband that!) ;)
It seriously makes me wonder about the weariness Sarah must have felt now and then. "Really Abraham? Again? Are you SURE this is from God? OK, I'll start packing." With 6 of our moves we've left behind people we love. It's tough to say good bye and have to start all over again... getting settled in a new home, finding our way around a new location, finding a church home, reaching out to new friends, connecting. Yet with each move God has faithfully surrounded us with wonderful new friends and family, while drawing us and connecting us closer to Him through the journey.
...Connection is important.
You know what else we've left behind?... Stuff. A lot of stuff, boxed up and delivered to the local Goodwills. It amazes me how quickly we accumulate stuff we don't need. It's refreshing to clean things out and start again with only the things that are most important. So in this sense, moving is good. We need the chance to let go of the useless items gathering dust in the corners of dark spaces.
...Change is good.
Sometimes I think we need to move more often... spiritually. When we find ourselves living in complacency and an accumulation of things we don't need are filling up our hearts. When we need to connect with God afresh. Sometimes it's tough to seek out that fresh connection with the Lord. But He is always faithful to meet us. Sometimes it is hard to let go of the things we've accumulated, but He is always faithful to fill the voids and meet our needs and show us what is most important.
Do you need a fresh start? ...Change is good. Connection is important. What moves you?
...Worship moves me.