Three days ago I graduated from college. In 46 days I’m marrying my best friend. In something like 80 days I’m moving to Texas with my husband and beginning a life-long journey of ministry together.
That leaves a lot of room for catching your breath, doesn’t it? I have a new motto that eases my anxiety about all the change and uncertainty: “It’s probably fine.”
All jokes aside, it really is probably fine. It’s MORE than probably fine — because God has promised an adventure to Noland and me that’s going to be full of Him, and we are believing in his faithfulness as we take a step ahead not knowing much of what will come next.
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, let me briefly explain: beginning mid-August, Noland and I (along with another couple who we feel called to church plant with) will be going through a discipleship training/church plant training program through a church-planting church in Texas. To make a long, very detailed story as short and sweet as possible, we’ll go through a year and a half of school and then be sent out with a team of people to the place we feel God calling us. (That location TBD)
As we move forward, the biggest question in my heart is, “what’s my role?” I feel like I’m entering a season of learning… learning what His desire is for me in ministry, in marriage, and so much more.
In the book of Ephesians Paul writes to the people of Ephesus about joining together and living out the fullness which the church was created for. He invites them to know who they are in Christ, to know their gifts and roles, and be a part of the urgent work of sharing the gospel message.
Paul says, “It is in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.” (Eph. 1:11) He goes on to pray for them … that they would be intelligent and discerning in knowing Him personally, that their eyes would be focused and clear so they can see exactly what He is calling them to do.
My prayer is the same … that my eyes would be focused and clear, so that I can see exactly what He’s calling me to do in this next season of my life.
Cheers to a wild adventure… full of uncertainty, full of faith, and of course full of HIM. Oh, the places we’ll go… when He tells us where that is.
“It’s probably fine.” 😉