There are times in ministry, we go through seasons that make us long for an end, and a new chapter to begin. Some of you may have got called into a ministry that isn't looking like you thought it would. Some of you may be leading at a church, and everything around you seems to be falling apart. Some of you may be desiring that true authentic community, but the community you are in isn't welcoming.
This past year my family was called into a season of rest from full-time ministry. If you have ever been in this season it is a wild ride for sure. For so long I searched and longed for what was next, that I am now realizing I never looked at what was right in front of me. I am just now seeing some things I missed a year ago. What often happens, when life starts to not look the way we want it to, we start looking to tomorrow rather than embracing the day we are given.
I don't think the seasons of discontent we go through are for nothing. I do believe Christ is teaching us something, and wanting us to embrace the day we have rather than long for what is next. Because when we embrace and go through each day we are given, then when "next" arrives we are ready for it. We so often long for things to be perfect and exactly like we hoped they would be, and Christ is probably whispering, "Just hold on one more stretch, I am teaching you something. You don't understand it now. But you will, and I don't want you to miss it."
I don't know what you're walking through. But I do know seasons come and go. Some great, some tough. We have to start learning to shift our perspective off of what isn't, and shift it to what is. A new season will come, you can count on it. But the one you are in won't come again, so embrace what is right in front of you. Be willing to learn and grow where you are. So when "next" comes, you are more equipped.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor