I moved from California to Ohio this summer, then Ohio to Indiana this Winter as I step into my role as Director of New Media for Keynote, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.
So far it’s been our family’s largest faith step, and God has taught me many things. Here’s three:
1. God has much better plans and ways of working than I imagine. I enjoy vision and dreaming of the future, yet am continually amazed at how much better God is than me at bringing in people and experiences to refine and refresh my heart. As I left a house, city, and team of people that I loved I focused only on the destination–but God used the moving process to plants seeds of renewal.
2. A Zero-Sum mentality shattered as our family stepped out in faith. What we lost and gained (financially, emotionally, and spiritually) as a result of moving did not balance out. There were many losses and gains, but the point was not that everything balance out.
3. To allow God’s power/wisdom/resources to flow more freely through me. This verse from Ezekiel has been on my mind lately: “Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lies in the midst of his streams, that says, ‘My Nile is my own; I made it for myself.’ (Ezek. 29:3). I’m seeing that in ministry it’s easy to think that the resources God provides are mine and for my own benefit. The imagery of the verse resonates and convicts me. I want God’s resources to flow through me.