In 24 hours I will have officially ended my time as employee at church. It won't be the last time I will be at the church but for right now, I will be worshiping God elsewhere. It's a big step. A big journey. I'm excited about the new adventure. Excited about where God may take me. It's good.
Tomorrow, however, will not pass without a bazillion tears shed. As I told Yo Momma recently, this is a good-bye of sorts. Sure, in a couple of weeks I'll be at the VBS re-cap meeting and a couple of weeks after that at the church campout (cuz I just need to) but tomorrow I turn in my church key and this chapter of life as Youth Director will be closed. It's a good-bye. The journey has been full of adventures and joys as well as heartaches and despair. I wouldn't trade it for anything...anything.
I've learned a lot along the way. I've learned about who I am, who I want to be and what kind of person I was created to be. I've learned about where my passions are and where they are not. I've experienced great success and great failure. I've also come away with a picture of who God is for me. Not every Christians picture of God is the same, much to my utter dismay. But occasionally I find someone who sees God like I see God. Today, I came across an article I'd read a couple of years ago but was reprinted on a blog for today. The God that is talked about in this article...that's my kind of God. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have learned that over the last 12 years.