Finding Contentment in “The Search”

A little over a year ago, I quit my ministry position on a “leap of faith” and moved to St. Louis to continue the next part of God’s journey for me, whatever that was.  I sought for a ministry position in STL, but that didn’t work out the way I wanted it to. As I broadened and continued my search, I learned a lot… For one, my theology grew and expanded. For two, I had to begin figuring out what my relationship with God looks like “outside of ministry.” For three, I had to learn that ministry wasn’t just a “church thing,” but that it happens throughout life…being a Minister isn’t the only way to be a minister.

And fourth, I had to learn that God may call me to something, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen just that second. Take Noah, for example. God called Noah to build an ark, and it took many many years before the purpose of the ark took place. I can’t imagine being Noah; this last year drove me crazy, I can’t imagine decades more! I needed to learn to be content in the moment I have right now… and now I value it!  So while getting back into a church doing full-time ministry is my calling and my goal, I am finally in a point of contentment and rest doing life right now. I work towards my goal, but there are things that have to happen within me before I get there.. I think I’m finally ready to get back into churched ministry… and I see my goals getting closer to being accomplished. More on that later… :)

Ahhh… life lessons. Got to love them.

Here’s another one that’s important:

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hahaha… I had to.

 

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