Right now that's exactly where my family is at. We're retreating, we're taking a step backwards. People have told me, oh don't look at this season as that. But honestly I know that's exactly what this is. God knows our future, He knows exactly where we're going to be. And He also knows that for my family right now, allowing my husband to go back to college, for all 5 of us to live on a college campus, is the very best place for us. Does it make sense? No, not really, but that's ok, it doesn't have to.
My oldest daughter Abbey and I are memorizing a scripture together right now during this season. And it helps remind us that we're not in control of our own plans, but God is.
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.
"They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
Plans for a future and a hope. Good plans. If God is calling you to take a step backwards, to retreat from where you're headed, remember this. God is not trying to cause you disaster, He has plans for you, good ones. It's your choice though to follow His good plans or to go on your own.