Thursday, June 30, 2011

Starting a New Job

Remember your first day at a new job?  Or are you still trying to forget?  It can be awkward.  You don't know exactly what to do, where to go, or even when to go or do.

I start a new job tomorrow, but my anxiety level is  lower than normal, I think.  Not because I got it like that (I have no idea what that means but my teenage girls say it all the time and then giggle), but because of what I get to do.  I get to partner with some wonderful folks at First United Methodist Church of McKinney to launch a new community of faith in the city of Melissa in 2012!

As cool as that is, it is a venture into the unknown, the uncertain, and the unpredictable.  Most of us try to avoid these things in favor of the known, certain and predictable.  We call it security.  But let's be honest.  At some point, so much security finally becomes jail doesn't it?

Did Jesus say come, follow me and I will give you a comfortable and worry free life?  The kind of life we live is not promised.  Who will be living it with us is.  So this is the real reason I am excited about starting a new job tomorrow.  It is a new opportunity to see how Jesus, our Emmanuel, God with us, will be with me.  I expect to remember this first day on the job for all the right reasons.

Blessings to those of you who might be looking at new beginnings of your own.

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