As some of you may know Hannah and I have had a fun filled almost 4 years of marriage. We’ve moved a bunch. Been apart of so many great churches and teams making great friends along the way. But recently we returned home, well home for me here in NH. This was to strictly be a season of rest and prayer to find where the Lord was taking us in ministry.
Almost 7 months in now, we’ve been absolutely blessed. Our faith has been tested. Our willingness to listen has been tested. We’ve ultimately just been rocked from head to toe about where/what “ministry” is. This has ultimately taken our plans out of the picture and His plans put in place, slowly but so perfectly.
We recently found a church where we feel right at home. Every Sunday we’re up helping to set up & tear it all back down into the trailer but we love the direction of this particular campus, and the church as a whole wants God’s will and work to be done over their own. I cannot stress how awesome it has been. The love from the staff is incredible, the people each and every Sunday are just remarkable. It’s just great…come see for yourselves. You’ll agree.
But in this process I’ve not stepped out of student ministry, but understood that it’s not necessarily all about a position of status, but of service. I’ve told our campus pastor that however Hannah and I can serve and help grow a youth ministry at the campus being newly launched, use us. I will always want to be in “full-time” ministry where I can devote my undivided time to it, but it’s not in God’s plan for me right now and I’m ok with that. He will obviously move in His timing and in the mean time, wreck me of what “ministry” is all about, His Kingdom!
I’ve recently accepted a job which has just been incredibly. I’m a few days in and just love the team and organization. God opened this up for me, I know it. It’s a perfect fit. I’ll be able to do ministry and work full-time.
So, in a nutshell, lot’s of change but I wouldn’t change the last 4 1/2 years for anything. The lessons I’ve learned, people I’ve met, tours I’ve almost been on, states I’ve lived in, I now know…God was preparing me to come home, serve in a new capacity of complete surrender.
I look forward to what He continues to do with Hannah and I in the months and years to come.
His will, NOT mine.
How are you letting God wreck you and work in you lately?