Transitions – from 2014 to 2015
I received this email from Mark Miller, my close friend and fellow Truth@Work Chapter President in Phoenix, Arizona, and wanted to pass it along to my community.
I can personally relate and anticipate others of you to share the same. If you’re in Phoenix area, I encourage you to look Mark up. If you’re in the Indy area and would like to consider “listening to God with friends”, I’d love to chat.
Appreciate you Mark! Blessings, Chris
Here it is:
For some reason I have been pondering 2014 a fair amount the last couple of months. Probably because the 7th anniversary of my banishment from corporate America is January 3, 2015. And I can now truly say “what a blessing that was”. Particularly from a growing in God perspective.
January 3, 2008 was arguably the biggest transition I have ever experienced, at least from an expectations standpoint. And while the pending transition to 2015 is a much less significant event I am embracing this transition as well. I believe God does His best work in the transitions of our lives. The best work in terms of our “Christ-likeness”. Transitions have a way of messing with our expectations. And when our expectations are up-ended God offers us the chance to learn to trust Him further (or choose to pass).
I’ve learned a bit about navigating the transitions of life in way that promotes knowing and trusting God. One of the big learnings is to intentionally capture my Current Best Thinking. As I pondered 2014 I’ve learned much. The most significant include:
1). God is NEVER in a hurry (only man is)
2). The more comfortable I become with “not knowing” the easier it is to Trust God
3). The end game with God is always growing our Identify in Christ
4). Knowing God is the key to our Identity in Him
5). “Listening Prayer with Friends” is a key to Knowing God.
So while 2014 was full of ups and downs, goals met and unmet, time frames achieved and missed I have grown in Him. And I’m pretty sure that is the most important thing.
Thank you for your support in what God is doing in and through me and through Truth@Work. You are a valuable member of the community God is using to do something significant in the marketplace.
And if you ever want to “Listen to God with Friends” simply show up at my office ANY Tuesday at 5:30 AM.
May you know God more in 2015!