Last week, something crazy happened: I got engaged!
My boyfriend Joe proposed, I said, “of course,” and we’re getting married next March.
In a lot of ways, it’s still totally surreal. My mom and I went dress shopping today for the first time, Joe and I are making appointments to look at venues, and we’ve already created our budget.
Life is about to shift in a massive way for me. I’m preparing to make a pretty big transition.
And I’m trying to stay focused on faithfulness in the midst of this move.
Because my calling in this transition is the same calling as I’ve always had: to trust and obey.
A few months ago, one of the elders at my church said something that I think about a lot. He said, “God will never put you in a situation where faithfulness is impossible.”
Those moments where you don’t know what to do and you’re confused about what path to take, there is always a clear principle: fight for faithfulness.
Sure, that seems simplistic and, of course, it doesn’t account for all the complexities of our lives and especially the tricky transitions, but it gives us clarity and hope. Our mission is faithfulness. Our goal is faithfulness. When life feels crazy and overwhelming and new and weird, faithfulness is still possible. And not only possible, but necessary.
Whether you’re starting a new school, a new job, a new relationship, or a new season of life, remember that your calling is still the same as it’s always been: to honor your Maker with joy and humility.
So let’s pray for that.