Monday, January 13, 2014

The Unrecognizable Me

Change is a strange thing. Sometimes you realize its presence and other times it catches you totally off guard--creeping up to startle you when you least expect it.  Last year at this time, I was a career Information Technology Manager.  I worked more with machines and systems than with people.  I had a PC, a benefits package, and a nice salary.  This year, I look in the mirror and wonder, who is this girl and where did my stable life go?  

The problem with this change thing is, if you're not careful, before you know it, you find yourself working part-time in the Marketing department--with a MacBook. Being creative rather than logical, learning to play the guitar and suddenly, you don't recognize yourself any more.

What's more than that, you're a missionary, working with people, traveling to some pretty scary places, raising support, and learning in a whole new way what "Trust the Lord" really means.  Weird.

Additionally, you're a writer who hasn't been writing much but looking for inspiration. You're a teacher, feeling much more like a student. Learning...changing...growing.  Being forced to step outside your box. Way outside the box. To step out of the boat, because that's where God is leading you.

Before you know it, you are the Unrecognizable You.  So, if you think your Christian life is comfortable and under control, hang on because...change is coming. 

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