We’re in a total life transition right now. Over the next few weeks we will move to Colorado and follow the call of God on our lives to join the team at Eastern Hills Community Church. We knew this change would bring lots of feelings and tensions as we prepare to say goodbye to so many deep relationships and step into the unknown.
I think the part I didn’t feel as prepared for was how overwhelming it would all be. We’ve been in the northwest for more than seven years and many people that we have journeyed with, have watched us have all three of our kids, grow as parents, partners in ministry, partners in life and children of the King…they’re family to us now. The support we’ve received in this transition has been incredible, even as people are expressing sadness and disappointment, they are sharing deep care and support for what God has planned for the Kingdom through our obedience to His call on our lives.
Between the goodbyes of our church here, the challenges and joys of moving our family and the excitement of stepping into a dynamic ministry with incredible impact for a growing community that needs the hope of Jesus…we are overwhelmed.
The natural reaction is to pull back or hide these feelings but God has been showing me through great counsel, amazing provision and old (and new!) friendships that He will meet us in the overwhelming reality of today.
Ultimately the Gospel frees us from having to handle everything ourselves, and when I’m overwhelmed it becomes much easier to depend on the grace of Jesus in every area of my life. I don’t know what season you are in right now but I can tell you that the moment you feel most overwhelmed may be the moment God is speaking to you the loudest to trust Him more fully and rely on Him in the areas you can’t control (and there are a lot more of those than we realize).
Here’s to the overwhelming reality of God’s Kingdom expanding on earth as it is in heaven…