You may have wondered a about a few things over the last couple of months.
“I thought Scott was starting a ministry, I thought he wanted to lead workshops and speak in churches?”
“I thought Grow Up Ministries was a real thing. Scott hasn’t mentioned it. Didn’t he have an event where he was kicking off this ministry? What happened?”
There are real, substantial reasons for why I haven’t pursued this venture at this time.
My life has changed significantly since the beginning of December. The majority of the change has come vocationally.
I would like to discuss these changes in more detail and tell you God’s handiwork in all of this, but the transitional nature of my current situation makes broadcasting some of the details slightly complicated. So I will wait.
But, I can tell you, that God is involved and the story is a really good one. It involves answered prayer, really tough decisions, and unusual circumstances. But I am still too much in the middle of it to tell you where it all will end.
That being said, all of these ideas and insights that I try to wrestle with in this blog are not just clever ruminations about themes that may or may not have real practical pursuits. No, I am putting this Growing Up stuff into practice on a daily basis. I am running spiritual experiments, if you will, over and over. This is both exciting and challenging and quite ambitious for a simple, unassuming guy like myself.
If you pray, can you lift up a few for me and the results of all this? I just want to impact people’s lives and bring God glory.
Soon, you will know the rest of the story.
It requires us to be vulnerable and brave to tell our story and be used by God. I will keep all of your family in my prayers.
I am learning more and more about the need for vulnerability. This is not easy.
I will be praying for you as you work through these major transitions. I look forward to hearing what is happening and joining with you to see how it continues. It is exciting that you see God’s hand so clearly at work; that can make difficult or scary transitions feel so much more peaceful because you know God is in the middle of all of it. You mentioned in a prior post that you have done a lot of waiting and that answers are now coming clear. I too have experienced the joy that comes from receiving answers that were a long time in coming. Doesn’t it feel good to know you have stayed the course that God wanted you to stay on and not run ahead?
Blessings on you, my brother, and continued peace and joy in both the times of clear direction and the times of waiting for God to give answers.
Thanks Jocelyn. It is an interesting ride to be, or try to be, in God’s will. I am glad that you are experiencing answered prayers. Thanks for your words and encouragement.
I’m guessing you’ve been asked to join the Trump administration, you’re waiting for security clearance, and you’re going to be making America great again.
Reeeeeeeeeed hot or freeeeeeeeeeeeeezing cold?
Seriously, I’m really happy and hopeful for your opportunity and I will gladly pray for you.
Thank Kris. And you are just a little bit off. Ha!
Know that I am praying for you brother…love and miss ya’ll…
Thanks Ryan. That means a lot.