Today is my last full day with the company I’ve worked for for the past 4 years. I’ve sat at this computer staring at a screen almost every day for literally 1,000 days. Wow! If someone would have asked me back when I was young if they could pay me to sit at a desk on a computer for 1,000 days (nearly in a row) I’d have said “No way!”
But life doesn’t turn out like we always think. Its been a blessing to work most of those 1,000 days here, for one I’ve worked with some great people. I’ve made a few good friends, and one great friend. Second I would have never started this blog.
Many of those days I spent listening to audio sermons I found online. After exhausting several preachers’ archives, my search for a new topic of audio enjoyment lead me to ask a few questions about what might be missing in my “religion”.
That is when I stumbled upon a few videos that gave me, well, kind of an upside down “Aha!” moment. More like an, “Aha?” moment. They are the first several videos I posted on my Video Blog site, particularly the first called Rethinking Church. So I am more than grateful for my time here.
Stumbling onto this video and others has spurred so much valuable study and discussion and friendship, I couldn’t put a value on that time. Funny how now I would pay money for what I gained, and even spend another 1,000 days doing something I may not be that fond of, for what I now have.
So now I am putting my trust in God opening another door as this one closes. I know he will. I’m excited to see how it turns out.
I try to remember, too, that the next open door may not be very attractive as I look in, but that when I come out on the other side, I’ll look back through another closing door with such grateful joy, holding buckets full of gifts and blessings just as I do today.
So when discouragement comes (maybe Monday), someone remind me to reread what I just wrote.