For my entire life, I have always been the friend who people come to for advice. I am always honest..straight to the point (sometimes I could deliver with more grace, but that is a topic for a new day). But it is coming time for me to take some of my own advice to keep my life and what is most important in proper balance.
Starting next month (August), I will be taking continuing education classes towards my Certificate in Digital Media Marketing. This is something that has been on my heart to do for a long time. And I know this is something God gave me to pursue. He has given me a lot actually. This is the meantime goal and I know it will benefit me where he wants me to eventually end up. I have learned that sometimes God will show you the end, but it is a long walk to get there.
Then there is this blog. Guys I have wanted a blog of my own for so long. Writing here is something I should have started years ago, but I let my issues with perfection and not being able to see where it is going (what to write about, where would I find the time, what to write about) keep me on the sidelines. Now that I have it going..I am HUSTLING hard daily working on it. I am meeting new people and learning so much new stuff, my head is about to explode from knowledge overload. I know for a fact this space is where God wants me right now. Again, I don’t know where it is going (this post was not scheduled for today by the way) but I am OK to let God lead and I guess we will be surprised together. He has let me know that all I have to do is write and he will provide everything else. So I will make time to write.
So if you are keeping track that is two large things that has entered my life over the past few months, that were not there this time last year. Two large time consuming things that need my focus, prayer, and dedication. Two things that get added to my already full schedule and I have to make sure that I maintain balance and keep my relationship with God and my Hubby in tact and primary in my life. I wrote more about that here. I knew something had to give..
So a few weeks ago, I made a hard decision to leave the wedding ministry at my church. This is something I had been thinking about for awhile, and I hesitated to make the final call because I have so much fun with the other people in the ministry! But I think now is the time to focus my energy elsewhere and dedicate that time to serving God in working in my purpose.
I started working in the wedding ministry after my wedding in 2010. My husband and I were so impressed with how much support we received from the ministry that I decided to join to give back. We received so much…it only seemed right to add my efforts to the ministry to make sure others could receive the same support we received. But I was always clear this was something I decided to do more than something God told me to do. I don’t think God had a problem with me joining a second ministry (I work in the Nursery as well) and serving even more in his church, but this was clearly more of my desire than God’s leading. I think that worked for me for awhile, but the writing started to appear on the wall as early as last year that this no longer fits into my life at this time.
As I write this, I want to be clear that I am not encouraging you to run out and quit commitments you have made (especially to your church) but I am saying to remain open when God is ready to take you in a new direction. Sometimes that means giving up what you want to do to work on what God has for you. I welcome your prayers as I continue on these two very new journeys!
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