Does anyone enjoy the act of moving? I keep thinking we’ll do it better next time. Next time unfortunately comes at an inopportune moment and once again it does not go as planned. In a perfect world we have all the time we need to pack properly, label boxes, put things in order and move in an organized fashion. Well God has been teaching me that this is not a perfect world and I can’t have things my way.
I’m taking this as a good lesson in bending. How many times do we fuss and get upset because things don’t go our way? It’s my opinion that if we can’t change it, we need to learn to roll with the flow. It doesn’t mean we don’t get upset. It just means that we manage through it until it works out because, everything always works out in the end.
Seriously, we’re moving our business again and it came at a very inopportune time. So instead of having everything in order as a good time management expert would, I had to graciously accept the help of my wonderful, pack-mule husband, and his sidekick, my son. Time was of the essence so we’re not offline and closed down for very long. They packed and moved and packed and moved until their bodies wore out. But the perfectionist in me went into the new office and felt flustered at how everything was placed. I had to really keep from being ungrateful.
Sometimes it feels like the chips are stacked against you and you can’t rebound. But I’m here to tell you that God is greater than our little problems. A couple of days after they moved “most” of the business, I was blessed to have wireless going in on the same day, a professional organizer coming two days later to set up and install racks and bins. And I pray by the weekend we’ll be set up and ready to go!
It took me standing back and telling myself that I couldn’t change things so move forward, press on, and show gratitude to those who helped and I did.
What areas of your life are in chaos? Can you change them? If not, take a moment to breathe, then press on knowing that it all works out in the end. I’m living proof.
Let us know in the comments how you conquered chaos while moving or any time…
(Update: It was the best move for the business I could have made. We doubled in gross sales and products. We made a good decision and everything worked out well.)
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