THERE IS A BACK STORY, BUT WE AREN’T GOING TO START THERE.
We will begin this story in 2010. The evening of September 5th, I had been having dinner with a friend when I quoted something that had been playing over and over in my mind; it went something like this, "I don't know where I am going, but I know where I can't stay." Little did I know that the following morning I was going to have an encounter with the Lord that would change the course of my life.
I spent a couple decades of my life trying to figure out what it was that I was supposed to be doing. I wasn't one of those people that had a roadmap and each corresponding step planned out. It wasn't until I was on the way home from a business trip in my late 20s that I stumbled onto some scripture in Acts 17 that dramatically changed my thinking. This particular scripture tells us,
“From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us (v. 26-27).”
It was in that moment that I was able to take a deep breath, relax, and reposition my heart. I said, "Ok, Lord, I will learn what you have to teach me in this season." I knew I no longer had to strive to figure out why I didn't feel like each job that I had was "it". The years that ensued proved to be the most internally transformational. During that time the Lord gave me a lot of favor professionally, even to the point of empowering me to pioneer a sales program that accounted for a large percent of the company’s revenue and to receive a title of Vice President. At some point on that journey I had begun to pray that the Lord would prepare me for when it was time to go. As in, I didn't want hardship to be the indicator for my leaving, particularly when there was such favor and blessing. That day did come and I resigned from my job in obedience to what I felt Father was speaking to my heart. I took a step into the unknown with no clear direction or plan. You know that saying I mentioned at the beginning? Well, it proved true. I didn’t know where I was going but I couldn’t stay where I was at. Within a handful of months, I was invited to teach on the kingdom of God and how to live a life full of the things of the Spirit by my spiritual father and Pastor. I knew, in that moment, that the Lord had been preparing me my whole life to not only live a full gospel life, but to teach it and to equip others with the “more” that God has for them.
Today, I speak about Jesus whenever I can. I teach whenever I can. I expect to live out the book of Acts in my daily life and I am passionate about seeing others step into that same reality. I want to see the kingdom of God set up, not just in western world church structure (although that is good), but in every facet of society where his people reside. Join me on this journey as we discover God’s word and expand his kingdom!