Getting out of the boat

A couple of months ago, our youth minister (now ex-youth minister) filled in for our senior pastor. His sermon was titled “getting out of the boat.” Needless to say, it was one of those two-by-four moments for me.

Ever since I can remember, I knew I wanted to be self-employed. I had no idea what I’d be doing, but I knew that it was the only way I’d be happy. So, last week I got out of the boat. I left my full-time job of three years to go independent. For the next two months, I’ll be lending my services to a local firm here in St. Louis, and starting my own company. If I told you anything about it, I’d have to kill you.

I’m elated, but at the same time scared out of my wits. It was Doug’s sermon that inspired me, and things like this that keep me going. This is most definitely one of those times where I’m saying “God, I believe this is what you are leading me to do but if you don’t show up I’m in big trouble!”

Couple that with managing the rather large task of upgrading the sound system in the main auditorium at our church, and I’m one stressed out fellow. For some reason, someone also thought that it was a good idea that I went as an “adult” on our World Changers trip in July.