Over the last couple of months I have been in the process of raising support so that I can come on staff at H2O Church Orlando. As you might have guessed, the way to do that is to meet with people, share the vision God has given me for my role at H2O, describe my passion, describe the ministry/purpose of H2O and generally attempt to create excitement for what God is doing through H2O in Orlando.I have enjoyed this process because it has allowed me to catch up with friends I haven’t seen in years.
I think for the first time, at least the first time that I can remember, I have been exceedingly happy for my friends working at other churches and how well things are going for them. I realize I have no feelings of jealousy, no feelings of competition. Just feelings of satisfaction and happiness that God is blessing the work that he has called them. It is very refreshing for me to be able to be happy for them and excited for the work they are doing.
I think part of the reasoning for that is that I am very happy and contented in the context that God has me in as well. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I am where I belong.