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new year…new job…new ???

January 5, 2009

so the new year rolled around and i found myself in the midst of doing something i totally love. i was at Terra Nova with my wife, 2 of my boys, and some of the best friends a guy could have. after the customary loud music, confetti drop, balloon pop, and general all around good time, we began the task of cleaning up.

funny how that seems like LIFE a lot. many times i find that in the times of loud, boisterous, crazy activity, the realization is that things are going to have to return to how they once were. while we were cleaning the room of confetti and other craziness at Christ Church, i thought more than once, “this will NEVER get back the way it was.” the reality was however, the room eventually was cleaned (as were all of the 40+ rooms we used there) and put back into as good as new shape (and a few rooms were made to look better than they did before we arrived).

as i cleaned up, i realized that i have a tendency to live for the big moments. i LOVE the big event, the stage time, and the loud moments of celebration…many of us do. i however tend to look at the regular LIFE i live as constantly needing a change. i believe with all of my heart that my LIFE MUST change, but it can’t always be the biggest and loudest on the block. i am beginning to realize sometimes God uses the everyday to prepare me for the big event.

i realize now that Christ Church would have been more than a little upset if we would have chosen to simply take our stuff and go. if we would have left our mess for someone else to clean up would have been easier–most definitely–but it also would have shown others how little we care…and i know we care a LOT about others.

so back to the clean-up. my LIFE is just like that. i need occasional times of reflection and a chance to really “think” about what’s going on in LIFE. i need to come face to face with the reality that i need to put things back in order at times. it’s great to have a gathering, celebration, or full-on party, but i still need to find a solid center point to which i can anchor.

the last three years have been more “free flow” than anything else. i have had a couple of jobs and even been able to grow myLIFEspeaks to something i am very proud of. now, i get to invest in people’s lives on a regular basis, and see LIFE change happen…in a different setting–corporate. i’m looking forward to it, so we’ll see what happens…

i love and believe in the myLIFEspeaks message with everything and God is allowing me to meet people who believe in it as well. i’m praying that God will continue to show me how my LIFE is supposed to look in the days to come. one thing is certain…keep Him as that strong center point, and don’t run from the clean-up.


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