It’s been exactly a month since my dream job was stripped from me (got laid off right before Christmas – corporate made the decision to shut the station down) and it’s been a real struggle for me. I suppose I’m still in the bitter phase. I’m bitter that it even happened. I’m bitter about all that I worked for being taken away. I’m bitter that I’m not in a position to relocate to all the opportunities that I know are out there. I’m just bitter.
I’ve decided to put all that energy into some new ventures that are quite public these days. I’m also getting condolences and well-wishes from people I’m now seeing for the first time since it happened. And for that I simply say “thank you.”
I certainly met a lot of people during my years at the station and a very good friend just wrote me this:
Your Blog is doing well, I have requested to follow you on your adventure and sure that God will be guiding you every step of the way.
If you kind of think of it we are much like an automobile, the car does not have any idea where it is going, it is following your direction to get it there. Well we are God’s cars and only he knows down what roads he needs us to go, and thus drives us through the highway of life!
Thank you, Tony, for reminding me of the bigger picture.
How true that is. And how ironic that today’s sermon at church is my One-A-Day.
I head up the A/V team at my church which involves designing the pastor’s sermon graphics for Sunday. It’s become so second-nature to me now that I don’t really even pay attention to the content until Sunday morning. I assembled a slide last night and it hit me like a ton of bricks today during the sermon. It was like Rich was preaching directly to me.
A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
So how ironic are the chapter and verse numbers? I’ll let you stew on that one…