On this day last year, I was partying my heart out at Universal Orlando without a care in the world… I just had my last Sunday worship with the church family I had known for 10 years the week before, and for the first time, I didn’t have a ministry to think about. After 10 years of being at the same church, I felt this overwhelming sense of freedom and I have to admit it was nice to not have to worry about Sunday responsibilities. I knew I was going to take few months just resting, and I was in a good place.
Last week, I was back in Orlando for Children’s Pastors Conference… and I was reminded of how I felt last year when I was there. This year, I was at CPC sharing with everyone that I’m getting ready to jump back into a local church ministry in February. It was a different feeling. I no longer felt that sense of freedom. However, I was greeted with much excitement from my friends both old and new. In fact, few people I had just met at CPC even prayed for my upcoming ministry! Being around other KidMin leaders got me excited for my upcoming ministry, and I was reminded that I’m still in a good place.
After a year of recuperating, resting, refreshment, and regrouping… I’m reminded that God allows everything to happen in His perfect timing… and I always find myself in the best place for me at given time!