July Has Been Hard

Oh hi friends.

It’s been awhile, I know.

There’s been a whole heck of a lot that’s happened in America recently. SCOTUS declared homosexual marriage constitutional, the Confederate Flag controversy is raging stronger than ever, and lines have been drawn in the sand on whether or not you stand for either.

So I’ve kept my mouth shut about it all. And for the most part, I’ll still keep my mouth shut. I’m fairly uninformed about every in and out of the issues. I’d rather keep quiet and not say something out of line or false.

I’ve stayed out of it all because I have seen all sorts of posts on both sides. So what I would be saying would be unoriginal, honestly.

And, on top of that, there’s been a lot going on in my personal life. Rob announced it on his blog last Friday, but in August, I’ll be going back to Lynchburg to finish my degree and leaving Next Level.

It was a hard decision. It would be way easier to stay on staff and continue to have the life I’ve been living. But, education is important to me, and I believe that this is the smartest decision so that I can be fully dedicated to whatever position I’ll hold in church ministry.

Making this decision was considerably more apparent to me as God has been stirring within me a realignment of calling.

It’s no secret that I love music, and that I talk about creative elements quite often. I have a brain that works that way, and I can’t shake the fact that I’ve been wired to pursue the creative arts.

So God has been using this time in my life to realign and reveal more about what He wants me to do. I truly think that God is calling me to the creative arts side of ministry, and is transitioning me away from student ministry indefinitely.

So I’ve stayed away from writing for awhile to reevaluate what God is saying to me and calling me to. I have the tendency to talk more than I listen, and I’ve been using the past few weeks to process that.

Thanks for sticking with me, and for staying the course through such change.

One thought on “July Has Been Hard

  1. I think you’re pretty great, friend and I’m going to miss sound check and run-through on Sunday mornings. I feel like that’s mainly where we got to know each other and that’s alright with me.

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