I just spent three days in beautiful Kelowna with Don and Damon. This trip went a lot better than I was anticipating, both for content and for fun. I really had a great time hanging out with Don and Damon, and learning together and being challenged together. As a result I am even more excited to be a part of the Creekside leadership team.
I am in a pretty big stage of transition within our church, and quite frankly this kind of transition where a leader steps out of one ministry, but stays in the church to develop another area of ministry is rare. Especially for a church our size. I’m truly blessed to be able to do this.
Part of my anxiety in my new role has been not really knowing what it was all going to look like. This week helped me to bring some shape to my future. And I am very excited about the journey our church is about to embark on as we we ask:
Who is God?
Who am I?
And what does God want to do in the world through me?
I’ve been learning for years about God. And the more I learn the more I realize there is to learn. God is a great subject for job security, there’s no end to what we need to know.
However, I have have not been really paying attention to the second question, “Who Am I?” I think about myself quite often and about my life experiences, but I know that I need to continually go back to ask God, who am I?
God is so much smarter than I could even fathom. This sunday I get to talk about Jacob and to share my learnings about Jacob’s quest for identity. Here’s a guy who never really knew who he was, and because of that he wrestled with himself throughout life. And I feel like I’m beginging to go through this wrestling for identity as I’m examining a new role, and a new future with Creekside Church.
I’m in a pretty amazing place if I can be honest with you. I get to let God define me, and tell me who I am. I get to start a new history chapter in my life. And this is who I know I am right now.
I’m a son of The Father.
I’m a husband to one woman.
I’m a father/steward of two beautiful children.
I’m a learner.
I’m a servant.
I’m a pastor.
I’m pretty happy with that definition. What else does God have for me to be?
On another note, who are you?