I promise, I have no misconception about my importance in the world, but enough people have asked: What’s going on in my life? Where do I work? What am I doing for money? Am I moving?
My last day as a staff member at Central Christian Church was June 30, 2013. I am nothing but thankful for my time at Central. I became a Christian at Central. I preached my first sermon at Central. I was given the chance to lead at Central. I am thankful for that place. However, in the spirit of growth, I have moved on. This decision was planned over a long season. Thankfully, I had time to budget, and not be forced into another job. I have no plans to move from Vegas currently, and am not calling a specific Church home.
In this next season of life I am going to be an adventurer (sounds fun, right?). I am 21 years old and will be focusing on speaking, writing, creating, and traveling. I am not putting any bars on what options are out there and am not settling in on another role too quickly.
What am I learning?
You have to give up to grow more. Sometimes you have to give up what is comfortable in order to make room for new passions, abilities, and opportunities to grow.
Nothing lasts forever. It’s not a bad thing, seasons must end. Things change. It hurts, and there are days I miss things, or regret decisions, but nothing lasts forever.
People will disagree with you. People aren’t perfect (myself included). Your decisions will be questioned, broken down, and studied – that’s okay! Welcome the challenge and opposition, it means you’re doing something that matters. Great stories aren’t written without a little conflict (think Star Wars).
The world is a big place. The world is bigger than our small context and routine. Get out and explore – don’t waste the time. The world is more than making money and gaining prestige. Our lives can be about adventure, life change, and hope. Do not box yourself in.
Making changes takes time and planning. I didn’t wake up one morning and change everything impulsively. It took me a lot of time to be financially, mentally, and spiritually ready to change things around. Seek the counsel of wise people and when it’s time to jump, do it.
I hope this serves as an update and benefit to you in your own journey.
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