Nearly 5 years ago, we followed a prompt in our spirit, sold our home and came “this close” to moving to Charlotte, North Carolina for reasons we were completely unsure of. With nothing more than a belief it was what we were called to do, we put all that we had in Columbus on the altar and were willing. To this day, I can’t tell you why that didn’t happen, but I think I have an idea now….
A year ago, we came “this close” to moving to Nashville, Tennessee to work for a ministry we love dearly. It represented a radical idea for me professionally. I would be stepping out of Corporate America. We would be leaving all we know and love about Columbus, Ohio. I can’t tell you why that didn’t happen, but I think I might have an idea now….
4 months ago I wrote a post about “When Passion and Opportunity Collide” while at a business conference in San Diego. I wrote that post because there was a stirring in my soul. I knew something was changing. I didn’t know what. I didn’t know when. But I think I might have an idea now….
A few weeks later I wrote a post about “Losing My Soul” while in Indianapolis. I sensed that something wasn’t right. I literally felt as if my soul was dying in a cubicle I sat in. My heart wanted to do more. I wanted to make a bigger difference than a corporate bottom line. I couldn’t put my finger on it. I couldn’t tell you exactly what it was, but I think I might have an idea now….
2 months ago my position in Corporate America was eliminated as part of a massive reduction in workforce. I was given a favorable severance and a few months to sort out what I wanted to do “next”. From the moment I signed my name on that separation agreement to this very moment, I have had a peace beyond understanding. I can’t tell you why, but I think I might have an idea now….
Each dot on a timeline seems insignificant by itself. Random events. Stories you tell at a cookout. Yet when you connect the dots, they tell a much larger story. It’s one I will tell for years to come. Yesterday a journey came full circle. I don’t have the words to tell you how excited I am for what’s “next”. Yesterday I accepted the position of Executive Director with Rock City Church. The fingerprints of God are all over what has occurred. Each dot on the timeline preparing for this moment. From being willing to sacrifice all we had, to a seed that was planted a year ago to consider leaving Corporate America. It came full circle and we never left home.
Let me close by saying “thank you” to all of those that have prayed, called, emailed, text and left messages on facebook and twitter. I have been floored by how diligent so many have been in keeping regular tabs on the process. We never once walked this road alone. I just hope I am that same friend should I ever need to be for each of you. “Thank you” seems shallow, but it’s from my heart.
Greater things are still to be done in THIS city!