Thinking about being flexible leads me to think of change. When change comes we need to be ready to adjust our thinking, our priorities, our focus...we need to be flexible! The past couple of years has brought some pretty dramatic changes in our lives...and it has been tough! In some instances way tougher then we had ever dreamed.
First, was the high school graduation of our firstborn, Jessica. It was a happy time in that she had met this milestone and did very well! But I couldn't think about graduation without thinking about her coming departure from PNG. And that was hard, I mean really, really hard. God has sustained us though and we are continuing our work here in PNG while Jessica is successfully navigating life in the US as a college student. He has given us the strength and the resources to assist all of us during the transition.
|General Superintendent, Dr. David Busic with the ordinand!|
The biggest change for me in the work place came about after much deliberation and prayer, over a long period of time. I made the decision to move out of the position of Director of Medical Services. I moved into the position in March of 2009 and so have finished nearly 6 years. Why was it so difficult? Well, I have given that much thought as well! I'm not sure that I have it all figured out completely. One thing that I have come up with is that although there are aspects of the position that have been very rewarding, it is simply not where God wants me to be right now. And for that reason, I have lost the joy that I once had.
Service to our great and awesome God should be a joyful experience should it not? Oh, that's not to say trials and disappointments won't come. We know that life is full of trials and in fact God uses those trials to grow us into the men and women He desires us to be. I believe that if we are where God wants us to be, doing what He has for us to do, we should have a sense of deep satisfaction and joy!
There will always be changes headed straight for us!! My prayer for you and for myself is that we will stand strong as we continue to seek God's path...and that we will remain joyfully, inexplicably flexible!!