But aside from that, it's making lists and crossing stuff off. So, nothing new.
My work here is wrapping up. And it's an odd feeling to be leaving a job that I've been doing since I was in college. I started there thinking my life would look a lot different than it does today. But I'm glad for all of the changes. If it weren't for that job, I wouldn't know the rest of this ministry team, and who knows what I'd be doing.
The full story is that I found myself at the end of my first year of college, really unhappy. I wasn't sure I was going to stay at Northwestern, but I wanted to continue studying radio. So I was thinking about my options. I had also become more and more isolated from any social groups, some by my own choice, some not so much. Even when I did get an invitation to spend time with people, by the end of that year I was saying "no" to everything.
So I made a deal with God. You know how it goes. "If you do this one thing, I promise I'll be good. I promise I'll never question again. I promise to dedicate my life to cleaning the church bathrooms every day." Well, mine was more like "If I'm supposed to stay, I'll trust you. Just give me a clear reason to stay. Like a job on campus." And then I got this job. And I said, "Fair enough. Well played. Let's see what else you've got. You bring up the opportunities, and unless it's totally stupid to say yes, I'll say 'yes.'"
It is wasn't two weeks later that I got asked to come play viola at Family Room Church. And I was mad. That wasn't the kind of opportunity I had in mind.
But it couldn't have asked for a more perfect opportunity. I couldn't have asked for a better place for me, with better people. And who knew it would turn into this? (Obvious answer: God did.) It's been a privilege.
God can do amazing things. Even if they don't seem amazing at first. It's not easy, but it is simple: TRUST GOD.