The sun was beaming, and my heart was singing back in June one of my best friends was coming to see me in California. I was so excited to have a fun week and go on vacation with her. I was about to sign a lease in a beautiful house with some sweet girls and commit another year in ministry to the Lord in California. I was sitting in my office reviewing over photos of the fun youth outing we had the week before. The phone rang, and my boss called me to his office. I walked in and sat down. He had a weird expression on his face. I sat there and waited in anticipation. He stated to me “I have been reviewing over the future of the church and I feel as though you are not the right fit.” I sat there in disbelief by these statements. I literally felt like my heart had been taken out and stomped on in that very moment.
In that instant my life had been flipped upside down. All the plans I had vanished in one instant. Sometimes there comes a time where we are blind sided by things. It is in these moments where we need to lean into Jesus. You see our blindsides are not blind sides to Jesus. The Lord knows are future. The Lord has us in the palm of his hand.
Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.
You see we can plan our futures, but God’s plan and purpose will always prevail over our own plans. It can be hard in these blindside moments to feel as though we can trust God. I want to encourage you know that new beginnings and blindsides happen for a reason. At this moment in June I had no idea what God was up to and I can’t wait to share more of my journey with you in the next few weeks.
I want to encourage you though if you, if you were just hit with the news of somethings that breaks your heart, that Jesus is there. I want to encourage you with this verse.
Philippians 1: 6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus
Be confident, that you can make it through this, not on your own, but with Christ. Lean into Jesus in these moments. When I was faced with the loss of my job, that was the only thing I could do was to run to Jesus. I challenge you to do the same.
I am praying for you!