Taking Action – New Zealand Pt. 2

Shane —  November 30, 2011 — 6 Comments

“You can’t steer a ship that is not in motion.”

We moved to the United States on May 22, 2007, from New Zealand,  knowing we would be here for 2 or 3 years.  At 3 years, my wife was pregnant with our youngest son so we postponed the return.

A while after our son Cade was born we sent emails to our friends in New Zealand to let them know we were going to be moving back there.  We said if they knew of places to live or jobs available to please let us know.  At that point in time we got no concrete offers.

We were clear that we were going to move back; however, we didn’t know where in New Zealand we were going, when we would go, what the job would be, or how any of this happen.

It seemed like a lot of people didn’t understand how we could commit to make the move without these things being in place.  We had our moments of doubt as well, but in the end, we took action anyway.

We had enough frequent flyer miles to purchase two tickets and were not sure where the other tickets would come from.  We were gifted additional frequent flyer miles by a family member, these were enough to purchase three more ticket.   The only date that worked to get all five tickets with the frequent flyer miles was December 4, 2011.  As we took action things got more clear and things started to fall into place.

Friends in New Zealand offered to help us find the right home and automobile.   Those things are waiting for us on our arrival.
Calls came from other friends with job offers and I now have work in New Zealand.

Once we were committed and took action, we began to move forward.  And while the path didn’t appear the way we thought it would, we still moved toward our destination.

“You can’t steer a ship that isn’t in motion, and the journey to the destination isn’t a straight line.”



6 responses to Taking Action – New Zealand Pt. 2

  1. Great post. So glad to see that everything has fallen into place for you guys. Faith definitely require action. Sometimes we think we have to wait on God, but in fact, He is waiting on us to take steps of faith. All the best in your new journey!

  2. Hi Shane. Great to hear that things have been coming together for you and the family. This is quite an adventure. I look forward to continuing to follow to see how things will prosper. Will miss ya. But knowing the internet, you really wont seem to be that far, lol. Be safe.

  3. Amanda Sharp Fillweber November 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I have seen this come to pass in many areas of my life. Sitting and moping on something never gets any movement. Glad you are getting there safe and with provisions. Miss you guys. –Amanda

  4. Wishing you safe travels and a smooth transition. Love how when you set the intention and take action things just fall into place. Even in times like this when some family and friends may think we’re a little crazy,(as in my experience recently) if we know what we want and keep moving forward it all works out.

  5. Isn’t it funny how just moving — not even in a specific direction — will help create the outcomes you’re looking for? I LOVE IT! 🙂

  6. Carol Bramschreiber January 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    It’s amazing how just speaking the words in faith gets the ball rolling. That was my experience in moving to Colorado. And, I don’t know how exactly, but we’re headed to Australia in 2014. Looking forward to “stopping by” while we’re in the neighborhood:)

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