Yesterday I said goodbye to my coworkers. I cleaned off my desk and walked out of the office one last time. I had mix of emotions on my drive home. But of all the emotions I felt, I probably felt love the most. Over the last few days I’ve been given countless gifts, cards, hugs, and well wishes. I was informed that it isn’t common for people outside of my department to say I’ll be missed. While I have no idea what tomorrow looks like or next week or even next month, I know that God has shut this door in my life which can only mean He has another door with something much greater for me to walk through. What impacted me the most was my drive home Thursday. Over half of the department doesn’t work on Fridays or works from home so Thursday my last time to see many of my coworkers. They gave me a card and a gift at lunch to send me off. In the card, more than one person talked about my passion and desire to follow God (even when that means losing a good and secure job). I love that I’ve had the opportunity to work with other Christians and talking about God is accepted. But along with that, sometimes I wonder, how bright is my light shining in those moments? Well, I got my answer. All I could do was thank God that my love and passion for Him is coming through in my lifestyle. Taking a step back and looking at it from the outside, if seems really obvious. Of course, I love Jesus. Why else would I risk stability to go on a mission trip for six weeks? But living in it day to day, it doesn’t always feel so obvious. Time is flying by. We’re cleaning and packing and getting the last few things in order. I’m so excited to see where God takes us. I’ve prayed for this door to open for four years, it’s hard to believe that it’s almost here.
Please keep us in your prayers for safe travels as well as ears to hear. We really need God’s direction for the next step in our lives.