A little over a month ago, I moved my family back to Texas to re-engage full-time church ministry. I’d felt its pull and God’s push for a while but I was resistant. I hadn’t forgotten what church ministry entailed.
To say I vacillated over the decision is a major understatement. Was I ready? Probably not. Would I ever be ready? Probably not. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. I’d turned down the invitation once but later on they were still willing and so was I.
Teague is a wonderful place. Small church. Great people. Neat community. It was a wonderful opportunity.
But this thing was about much more than me.
For too long, Tisha and the kids had been passengers along for a ride in my life. But I wasn’t going to let that happen again. Where we would land would be every bit as much for them, if not more, than it would be for me.
Tisha has a wonderful teaching opportunity in a nearby community whereby she’ll actually use her degree. The kids are excited about the opportunities Teague affords them. And me, well I’m just excited to watch them all flourish.
I’ve come full circle. I’m back to doing something I once did and I’m glad it’s happened. Now I’m primed to do it in a way that invites challenges, opportunities, and legitimate spiritual formation.
You may have ventured off a pathway for a bit and sensed a tug pulling you back. It’s OK. You may be coming full circle, and that might be right where God wants you.