Yesterday I found out that my job at the church office will most likely end by August 1. I’ve been helping the temporary worship director while they search for a full-time pastor for our music ministry. A great guy tried out over the weekend and did a fabulous job. So once he comes on board I’ll no longer be needed. At the moment life feels very uncertain.
I love my work at the church. I’ve had many jobs, most in the teaching field, and never had the sense of belonging that I feel in our warm, friendly church office. This job provided a safe, supportive environment when I needed to step away from my position at the preschool in order to deal with some issues. At a time when life felt completely out of control, God handed me the perfect work situation. I’ve been able to use my gifts, get to know the pastors, ministry directors and secretaries, have the flexibility that I needed, and feel like part of a family. In less than two months all of that will change. I have no idea what I’ll do next.
It would be easy for me to let myself spiral into hopelessness. Instead I’m trying to think of it as an opportunity for God to send me something even more perfect. Who knows, maybe it’s time for me to venture out of that safe cocoon.
How do you respond when life throws you a curve? What good things have happened thanks to unforeseen and/or unwanted change? Thank God today that, even in the uncertainty of each day, we can trust Him to provide, offer direction, and lead us to the next exciting step.