Transitions are tough. The past couple days have been spent on the phone with people that have been supporting me financially for the past three years, explaining to them about my change in direction and thanking them for their support. These conversations could have been a defensive thing, trying to convince the people in my life that I am making the right decision. However, God in all His sovereignty has made it something entirely different: a time of encouragement and a reminder of the amazing support system that He has given me.
I have spent a lot of my life feeling lonely, many times not even seeing the crowd of fantastic people who have stood behind me and believed in me. And I have gained many amazing friendships along the way. Each season is filled with people that are there for that season, and that’s ok because that’s life. However, there are some that stay, and these precious gems are truly what Mastercard would describe as – priceless.
If I could be honest, I woke up this morning with a heavy heart. I had just made a very difficult decision public, and although I am 100% sure that it was the right decision, it’s a vulnerable place to be. A lot of emotion has gone into moving in this direction. However, as the day has continued on, it has once again been filled with encouraging messages and conversations. To those who have believed in me, invested in me, and encouraged me – I want to say THANK YOU. Following Jesus is not easy (understatement of the year). Even in right decisions, there is pain. In growing, there is pain. In dying to self, there is pain. Don’t ever stop speaking words of life into the people around you – because YOU are a huge part in giving people courage and strength to do what they know they must do.
May you have a blessed and wonderful day!