I have been blogging about six key decisions I made in the weeks after things blew up in my life and at the church. These six decisions were critical to me being able to make it through everything.
Those decisions allowed me to make other important decisions: go to culinary school, live in Manchester, get a job as a chef, connect with a Hartford church, develop new friends, etc, etc.
Life is very much about makin decisions and continually moving forward. Again, I wasn’t perfect these last two years… I didn’t make all the right decisions… there were set-backs and trip-ups. But overall, I feel like when it came to the core and fundamental decisions… those I got right and because of that I was able to keep moving forward in a healthy way.
While life is good for me now, there are still a number of unresolved relationships. I am still not happy with how things ended with the church and with the Board. And I wish that there could be more positive closure with the congregant/friend involved. But I feel like I have don everything I can — and everything Jesus asks of me — in those relationships and it is outside my power to see these things finish well. While I have not given up hope, I also know that it is outside my control.
So what next?
Continue to make good decisions… move forward… and keep my eyes on Jesus.
[Click links below for each post in this series:]
- 6 Decisions that Saved My World
- 6 Decisions, Part #1 – Build Community
- 6 Decisions, Part #2 – Find Mentors
- 6 Decisions, Part #3 – Live Transparently
- 6 Decisions, Part #4 – Take Responsibility
- 6 Decisions, Part #5 – Integrity always Wins
- 6 Decisions, Part #6 – Keep My Eyes on Jesus