“For I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you. Plans to give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29-11. For years, this has been my favorite scripture and I have trusted and believed it would come true.
Have you ever waited and prayed for something that seemed like it took years for it to happen? You may even still be waiting. You watched your friend’s prayers being answered while you waited patiently (and sometimes impatiently) for yours to come true. You prayed and prayed, surrendered it to God, did a vision board and still nothing happened? But you didn’t GIVE UP on God’s promise and your dream because in your heart of hearts, you KNEW that someday it would happen. It is my belief that God puts the desires of our heart in our hearts to be fulfilled in God’s perfect timing. What is the desire of your heart?
Many of you already know my story because I have shared in past blogs the desires of my heart. The desire of my heart was to meet my soul mate. I knew deep within that was the reason I followed my heart to Maui. I thought it would happen quickly since I had already been waiting for over a decade.
Maui is an island that couples in love come to so it wasn’t easy watching couples walk hand in hand on the beach every day. I learned to bless them and send them love, trusting my day would come in the perfect and right time.
My day has come and I would like to shout it from the mountain tops. I am so grateful that I waited and trusted in God’s perfect plan and timing. Here is my story:
I met Larry 2 ½ years ago at a dance when I first moved to Maui. It was the first dance that I attended and didn’t know a soul. I liked how Larry looked and danced so I asked him to dance. Being a gal from the east coast, I knew I had to ask the guys to dance if I wanted to dance. I found out that he was from Connecticut so there was some connection, but that was it. When I moved here permanently in Sept. 2012, we started to take walks together and share spiritual truths. Over the 2 years, we became best friends, talked on the phone daily and said, “I love you” to one another. We learned to trust and depend on one another’s love.
All of my friends and children kept asking me, “What is it with Larry?” because all I talked about was spending time with Larry. His friends asked him the same question. We would both just say, “We are just friends.” I didn’t feel any romantic feelings for him and that was fine for both of us because we didn’t want to risk losing the relationship we had.
When I moved a few months ago, Larry was there for me every step of the way supporting and loving me. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for me. I truly don’t know how it happened, other than the anointing of the Holy Spirit, but I noticed some “stirrings” for Larry deep within my soul and I suspected something had shifted in regards to my relationship with Larry.
I was shocked and beside myself, for sure. I didn’t want to tell him because I had made it very clear to him that I wasn’t interested in a romantic relationship and I was scared how this would affect our current friendship.
As I stood in front of the mirror brushing my teeth one morning, I heard God say, “You need to tell him your feelings.” I argued, “I don’t want to tell him my feelings” God said, “You need to tell him your feelings.” I said, “Ok, I will tell him.” I knew God would win out eventually so I gave in and agreed to tell him. We went out to dinner that night and I just couldn’t get it out of my mouth so I didn’t tell him. As I walked to the bathroom, I looked up and noticed a BIG sign on the wall that said, “TRUTH.” I thought, “Yikes, my God is everywhere and I better pay attention.”
The next day, I called Larry and asked him to come over because I was feeling overwhelmed. Of course, he said, “Yes, I will come over.” As he sat across from me on the chair, he said, “So, what you are overwhelmed about?” Here was the moment of truth and I didn’t want to blow it. I took a big gulp and said, “I have a bomb to drop.” He looked at me and said, “Ok, what is it?” I blurted out, “I’m having feelings for you.”
The rest is history. My soul mate has been here for 2 ½ years RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME but neither one of us recognized it. The Holy Spirit opened my mind and heart at the perfect and right timing. Did we both need to do more “inner work” and let go of old beliefs in order for this to happen and for us to be READY for this sacred relationship? I don’t know. All I know is that we are a perfect match and he is all that I prayed for and more. He loves me like I’ve never been loved before and I love him like I’ve never loved before. It truly feels like a match made in heaven.
We love to play, talk, pray, laugh, dance and enjoy the present moment. We bring God into everything and want to be “vessels of love” in this world for the rest of our lives together. We believe God has a plan for us as a couple, but we don’t know what that is yet and that is ok with me. Larry is joining me in RI when I come back in August. I am excited for him to meet my children and for them to meet the man God has brought into my life to love me.
My heart intention for writing this is to inspire YOU to know that God has a plan for your life and that God answers prayers and can be trusted to grant YOU the desires of your heart. Don’t ever give up because Love is waiting for you.
MY LIFE UNFOLDS IN DIVINE ORDER – Daily Word
”In an effort to achieve my goals quickly, I may push and hurry. Perhaps I’m trying to harvest my crop of dreams and intentions before they’ve had the chance to mature. Just as seeds need nourishment and time, divine ideas yield positive results when they unfold in their natural time and order. I align with divine order by putting God first in my thoughts and actions. I affirm: I am immersed in the natural flow of life. Attuned to Spirit, I am open to guidance. I listen, observe, and receive nuances, nudges and intuition. I wait or act as guided, trusting that divine order is unfolding. I reap the awards when I align myself with God and have faith in divine timing. “
On June 13, 2013 while in prayer and meditation, I heard the small, still voice of God say,”Your life is about to change.” I don’t know HOW it is going to change, but I KNOW it is about to change. I am excited to see what the next chapter of my life will look like. This is what I wrote in my journal.
“Thank you God for the “signs” that something has shifted inside of me. Thank you for the grace to have listened and surrendered for the past year and a half, that I was willing to put my gifts on the altar so I could experience BEING and your love in a deeper way. Thank you that it’s time for me to expand into the world with my gifts. I have no idea what it will look like and how it will happen and that’s okay. I trust more than ever that what I need will show up in perfect and right timing. I will watch and wait for the miracles to happen. I will do my part and leave the rest to you, knowing I can relax in your spirit, swimming in the waters of your unconditional love.”
In July 2010, I had no idea when Ruth contacted me and asked me to be the speaker at her church that my life was going to change DRAMATICALLY.
Like – leaving my family and friends, my home and my business to follow my heart and move 3,000 miles away to Hawaii. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would be living in Maui on the ocean. I always knew I would live on the water, but God’s plan was so much bigger than mine. Isn’t that always the way! For many years, I dreamed of going to Hawaii. I had an intention book, which is like a vision board that I prayed with daily and in it was a picture of a turtle swimming in the ocean in Maui, Hawaii.
Some of you may not know my story and how my journey unfolded the last 3 years for me to now live in Maui. It is a powerful story of stepping out in faith and how God provided every step of the way. I would like to share it with you from the beginning.
“When the service was over on that beautiful day in July, 2010 and I was signing books at the back of the church, a woman approached me by the name of Ellen and said, “I really enjoyed your talk and I am stepping out in faith and moving back to Maui.” I said, “Oh how wonderful, it has always been my dream to visit Hawaii.” She immediately said, “Oh, you can stay with me and for as long as you want.” She then proceeded to pull out a post card of where she lived, which was a condo overlooking the ocean. I was very excited and thanked her for her generous offer. We exchanged numbers and I told her I would be in touch.
I couldn’t wait to get home because I knew that I had something in my intention book about Maui. Sure enough, there was the turtle swimming in the ocean in Maui. This had to be a sign that I was to visit Maui and take Ellen up on her offer. I prayed about it and it felt right, especially since the month before I received a free round trip ticket to anywhere in the United States.
|I had visited my brother in New Jersey and had mistakenly gone to the airport the day before the scheduled flight. I had to get back that day and the ticket agent suggested I try Southwest Airlines, because he thought it would be cheaper. I agreed and while walking through the airport to the Southwest AIrline ticket counter, I kept thanking God and not beating up on myself for making this mistake. I trusted there was a reason for my error that I couldn’t see yet. A young man in a Southwest booth motioned for me to come over and since I had time to kill, I walked over. He explained that if I opened a Southwest credit card that day, I would receive a round trip ticket to anywhere in the United States. Sounded like a no brainer to me so I signed up and as I walked away. I said to myself, “This is for Hawaii.”I called Ellen a week later, invited her to dinner and accepted her invitation to Maui for two weeks at Thanksgiving. I had never been away from my family for the holidays so this was a big deal for me, but a deal I couldn’t pass up. After all, I had a free airline ticket and a free place to say.
A couple of months after meeting Ellen, I had an intuitive reading on the phone from a woman whom I had never met. She asked “Are you planning a trip soon?” I responded, “Yes, I am going to Hawaii in a couple of months.” She said, “Hawaii is going to be the nucleus of something really big and you will be moving.” That is all I remember about the reading.
I will never forget my excitement on Thanksgiving morning (while sitting on the lanai and praying) when Spirit graced me with 4 rainbows within a 10 minute span. I didn’t connect it at the time, but I have 4 children and each rainbow represented one of my children. While they weren’t with me physically, they were with me in spirit and in my heart.
I had a picture of a man and woman snorkeling in the ocean in my intention book. It was next to the last day before my vacation ended and I still hadn’t swum with the turtles and snorkeled yet. Each day as I looked out into the ocean, I kept saying to myself and my friend, Ellen, “I will snorkel and swim with the turtles before I leave, I will do it.” I knew it in my heart, I believed it, but I didn’t know how it would happen.
I took my usual walk after dinner on the night before returning home and stopped to chat with a couple I had met. In our conversation, I casually said, “I really want to snorkel and swim with the turtles before I leave tomorrow, but have no one to go with me.” To my surprise, the man said, “Oh, my son Rich has been snorkeling every day since he’s been here. I am sure he would accompany you and I have all the equipment for you to use.”
The next morning, the day I left the beautiful island of Hawaii, my dream came true. Rich and I snorkeled and swam with the turtles for one hour. Words cannot express the excitement, exhilaration, gratefulness, and joy I felt! It was truly an amazing, miraculous moment that I will always treasure and never forget. Turtles are my symbol and I have them all over my house.”
I fell in love with Maui and it is still hard to put into words what I experienced while I was there. It wasn’t just beautiful; it was the energy of the Hawaiian people and the love that permeated everything.
When I left after the two weeks, something deep had shifted inside of me and I didn’t know what it was. All I knew was that I didn’t want to go back and do my business the way I had been doing it. I worked very hard to market and network and get myself out there. It was kind of scary because I didn’t know what was going to happen to me or my business, but I TRUSTED.
Ellen planned a trip back to Rhode Island for a month in October, 2011. She invited me to stay in her condo while she was away and I happily accepted her offer again. Every morning I sat on the lanai overlooking the ocean and prayed and meditated. That is when the idea, (which I believe was a divine download) came that God was inviting me to come back to Maui for 6 months to live. Of course, the usual negative internal dialogue started. “There’s no way you could afford this, are you crazy, you don’t deserve this, what will your kids say, what will you do with your condo in Rhode Island?”
By the grace of God and my strong faith, I didn’t listen to that fearful, negative voice which I call my ego. Instead, I listened to the voice of God within and followed my intuition. As I continued to pray about it, Spirit kept affirming this was God’s idea and not mine.
I returned home and shared with my family and friends that I was moving back to Maui for 6 months. I booked my flight for January 8, 2012 BEFORE knowing where I would live when I arrived in Maui or what I would be doing when I got there. I wanted to rent my condo for the 6 months so I contacted the colleges in the area and placed it on Craig’s List. I had a couple of inquiries, but no one came to look at it.
My daily prayer was “The right and perfect person will rent my condo and I will find the right and perfect place to live when I arrive in Maui. I know it was God’s grace and that I had surrendered because I didn’t worry and I wasn’t afraid that it wouldn’t happen. I JUST TRUSTED and it did – better than I expected. That is what happens when we let go and let God!
I met Carrie Ann at my church in November, just a month before I planned on moving back to Maui. She had recently moved to Rhode Island from California and was living with friends. I invited her to dinner at my home and the rest is history. She rented my condo and moved in on January 1, 2012. One prayer was answered because she was truly the right and perfect tenant and now my good friend.
On the same day I received the email from Carrie Ann saying she wanted to rent my condo, I received a call from Pat inviting me to stay with her and her husband in the condo they had just rented in Maui. Let me explain: Pat is Ellen’s daughter. Pat and her husband Bob just moved to Hawaii 3 weeks ago and were staying with Ellen until they found a place to rent. When Pat called she said, “We will be renting a condo in the same complex as mom and you are invited to share it with us and have your own bedroom and bath.” I knew this was a gift from God. The condo is beautiful and overlooks the ocean. God is faithful and when we trust God’s plan, let go and let God and step out in faith, miracles happen. I can hardly believe that my condo was rented and I found a place to live in Hawaii on the very same day. My rent was $300 a month. Now that is GOD!
MY VIEW WHERE I LIVED
I began to sense through prayer and meditation that Spirit was inviting me to move to Maui to live. I prayed about it and asked for guidance. I still remember what it felt like when I went “inside” to see how it felt to move back to Rhode Island or live in Maui. I knew deep in my heart what I wanted to do.
I returned to Rhode Island and put my house up for sale. I bought a ticket back to Maui BEFORE my house sold and BEFORE I had a place to live. I moved to Maui in September 2012, and found a beautiful ohana on the ocean to rent. I am living my dream by stepping out in faith, trusting my intuition and the God within.”
As I shared in the opening God’s recent message to me was that my life was about to change. I wait patiently for it to unfold with peace, ease and grace. I am peaceful living in the mystery of the unknown. I had an angel reading while in Rhode Island and this is the message I received. Angel of New Life – An exciting new chapter in your life is about to unfold. Yippee!
My message for you is: Never give up on your dreams, keep believing and trusting. You don’t need to know HOW it will happen. All you need to do is to “Show Up” and believe and ALLOW. Your dreams will come true. If it can happen to me, it can happen for you, IF YOU BELIEVE.
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