I'm about 45 minutes from walking out of my office at LIFEchurch for the last time that I call it my office. I'm sitting here thinking back to all the memories made at this place, and how God has incredibly shaped my life through such an incredible organization lead by an incredible man. I'll be forever grateful to Rich Greene for his heart, investment, and opening the doors of opportunity to my life. I am not the same man I was over seven years ago when I started working here, and that is such a good thing.
In a few weeks I'll be saying goodbye to our home and saying goodbye to our students. I know that it is not goodbye as in I'll never see you again or that I no longer care about you, but the relationships and situations will never be the same again. That's what happens in life when transition comes. Relationships morph into something new, sometimes better, sometimes less, but new for sure. I've watched hundreds of students transition out of high school and on to a new adventure that awaits them after they get their diploma (or don't). I've talked about how hard transition is, and how finding a new normal can be difficult, but good. Now I'm on the precipice of a similar transition. I wish I could say that I've got this and I know exactly how it is going to shake out but the reality is I don't.
If I'm honest, I'm anxious, fearful, eager, and oh so excited for this new adventure. I know that this role is not the same as the local church. I know that this will challenge me in some pretty incredible ways. I also know that I've never been so excited for what God has in store for me and my family. I'm 100% confident in God and his calling to this new place and season for us. I have all my hope and trust in Him, because He cares about us. That's how I get past the anxiety, because I know I'm not good enough for this in my own. I do know that I am a Son of the most high God and He has given us power through the Holy Spirit to overcome all feelings of inadequacy and sit in the sweet spot of who and what He is calling us to. I walk humbly into this new season and take on the prayer a friend recently texted me that read, "I'm believing God with you as you fill the shoes God placed you in."
I'm excited to move into a new home and redefine ourselves in a new place. It's a good time to look back and remember who we are and who we want to be as individuals and as a family. It's a new season, a new time, and can't wait to see the stories we get to tell later. They're already starting to happen even in the transition... but more on that later!