Long Seasons

A few months ago I preached on seasons. I spoke about four seasons in life a time to rest, a time to prep, a time to sow and a time to harvest. Currently the past few months in my own life I have been in a time of prep. I took a full-time position with the state for 6 months. I was hoping by the end of this 6 month journey I would have a clear vision for our future. Though I truly feel I indeed have a much clearer vision. I also now know that it takes time for everyone to prep in life for their next season. Sometimes people are still in a season of healing or a season of rest. While this has been a good season for me spiritually and growing deeper in my walk with Christ. It’s a season that is not over just yet. Last week before heading to the western slope of Colorado to help out at a summer youth camp I accepted a new position. This position will indeed extend the current season I am in and I am okey with that. Two truths have come to me during this time of change. Proverbs 3. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. And in Isaiah 14:27…. Nothing can stop God’s plan for my life. I am encouraged by both of these and they give me hope for a future.

In a few weeks I will be starting at Platte Valley High School working in the Technology Department providing support to students. This year the high school will be going to a 1 to 1 model providing every student a new laptop computer to use. Once again it’s a new position that was just created…. if you know me it seems many of my secular employment is always newly created positions. Sometimes if the position doesn’t work out it’s the end for me and sometimes it’s a great idea and things do work out. Time will tell once again how this position works out. For now I am living one day at a time and trusting in God to lead me.

I am looking forward to this year as I get to spend more time with family, am able to return to weekly services at church (after this 6 month sabbatical) and work in both technology and education (things I am fond of) Platte Valley is a very small school district and staff and faculty wear many hats. It’s a very small group of staff that do multiple jobs. It has a very close knit family feel. Everyone has multiple titles from teacher, to coach, to administration. I will be helping out in the lunchroom taking money and possibly subbing for a bus route and driving the activity bus in the next few months outside my main position. It’s definitely something to keep me on my toes for the next 12 months. Once this year is over I hope we are one step closer to Gods vision for the future and closer to a new season of ministry.