No, this isn’t a post about snow, though that will eventually stop falling and melt away, as most seasonal distinctives do.
This post is about another new beginning. It’s also about not being certain exactly what I’m beginning yet.
The past few weeks have been full of realizations and actions on them. The thimble-sized version is that I have resigned from my position at Christ’s Church Albany. I love my church, our vision, our implementation of it, our people – everything except the details of my job description. Even though I’m really good at my job. And, I’m not leaving this group of people; it’s our church. I know, it seems like a crazy idea. You can read more details, if you like, by clicking here for the text of the announcement we made to the church.
These past couple of years have been full of God-sized crazy ideas. I haven’t been disappointed by acting on a single one of them. Not once. Even when it was monumentally difficult and even painful, which this is. I’ve learned a ton about myself and others. I’ve learned that I can’t settle for part of what I’m called to do and be content for very long.
So, a new season begins.
My downloads folder contains some fascinating documents at the moment. The most fascinating is a job description that is tailor-made for me, quite literally a dream job. To do it would be challenging and worthwhile and really good for the kingdom of God. To do it would also require some seriously hard work up front; I’d need help… a lot of help. Then, however, that would yield an amazing opportunity to serve. It feels God-sized. It also feels like it would be a terrible thing to get wrong.
So, I’m dusting off the blog to ask for your help – wherever you are, wherever you see this – will you pray about this with me? If you have some encouragement, or some wisdom, or just a like/favorite/comment to share, I’d be grateful to know you’re here. I sincerely believe in the power of community seeking answers together.