You may have wondered where I have been…
or – maybe not.
Either way, the truth is that I’ve been off the radar for a long, Long, LONG time.
It’s what happens when life takes over… when the best laid plans have to be set aside.
We all have the best of intentions in life. We want to do and be the very best for our families and others who depend on us (employers, friends, etc.).
But sometimes life rolls over you. It pushes circumstances and situations to the forefront that you’d rather relegate to the back burner.
But it won’t let you.
And in reality, it’s not life at all – but God. HE is the one who rolls over you in those times, pushing you, stretching you, trying your faith (so that you can be assured it’s real and strong and vibrant after all).
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. – Proverbs 16:19
The transition from church ministry to self-employment hit a wall.
I had to make some hard choices…
Choices between what I want to do most (this blog and ministry, among other things) – and what I need to do most (provide for the family).
And I’ve learned quite a few things in the process. Among them are these…
- The things I want to accomplish are not nearly as important as I think they are (typically).
- God’s given me exactly the amount of time I need to get done what truly needs to be done.
- My family truly IS a bigger priority to me than anything else.
- The LORD is ULTIMATELY faithful. You could say it’s His middle name.
So, though I hope that this short blog post is the first of a long string of consistency, I think I’ve learned to say “maybe” instead of “yes” to things like that.
God’s the one in charge – of my life, this ministry, and everything that comes of them.
I’m content with that.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on these ideas in the comments below. And while you’re there – how could I pray for you?