I think the actual moving is not the hard part, really. For many, what is the real kicker is making the decision to move. Some deliberate over this for eons and others suddenly are told- you're moving. There's all sorts of reasons why people have to -or want to- uproot themselves and get to a new location, a new town, a new state.
For me, just getting to a new state of mind is a big challenge. I don't want to get caught living in the town of Small Ideas, living on Memory Lane where the best of what I have to offer is all in the past. I don't know how everyone else keeps their internal compass set for journeying onward with God, but I have a few things that I do in order to get me in the traveling mood.
1. I have to remember the way Jesus traveled is far, far, out of my comfort zone. Jesus literally traveled hot, dusty, and sometimes deserted roads. He didn't get coffee handed to Him at every mile or a cashmere covered pillow to lay his head on the moment he felt tired. He expects me to remember that traveling conditions don't have to be ideal, they just have to be do-able- and they are, if He is with me.
2. I have to remember that sustenance is always provided. Now it may not be what I think I need, or what I am proclaiming I have to have or I can not go another day. But it will be what my soul needs. He always satisfies the longing soul. He always gives strength to the weary. A bruised reed He will not break. Everyone who thirsts is invited to come to the waters (Is 55:1).
3. I have to remember that I'm glad to be journeying onward with Him. I don't always feel glad. In fact I usually feel anything but glad. But nothing is more satisfying than to be progressing and stretching- and you can't do that if you're stagnant and still. So I'm glad to move onward with Him. It doesn't have to be a physical move for me to make progress. Whether it's a new location or a new idea or a new way of loving someone, that "new" thing He is taking me to is where I want to be.
So, it's on to some new things. Take a deep breath. Get your sights set on what's ahead. And call it out with conviction...."Onward Ho!"