It is Sunday and a later than usual start to my Five Minute Friday posting. I love that we have time to join in. You can join in now too! Just go here to learn this week’s prompt and type away for five minutes. Today’s word is: Accept
If you have stopped by during my Five Minute Friday blogging, you might know that I recently moved over 2000 miles from Arizona to Michigan in order to accept a position at a Christian radio ministry. In the three months since I have been here, we have gone through the ringer and sometimes I ask myself if I would have accepted the position had I known what I was in for.
Let’s just say that the answer swings a little bit. It is hard to be making significantly less than I was making before. I am barely making what I made when I started in radio ten years ago now. But it isn’t all about money is it? Here are the amazing pros:
-I have a husband and son who totally support my career and desire to stay in ministry.
-I am able to pray with listeners out loud any time they call in. If a person comes into my office, I can ask them if I can pray for them before they leave.
-I am surrounded by uplifting Christian music every single day.
-My co-workers and I have a prayer time daily.
-My son and husband are going to church with me. Well my son always goes, my husband goes when he isn’t working (we really need to pray for a change there).
-I have found a great church!
-We have not sold our house, but we see God moving in our lives every single day. I am also now fully aware of my dependence on God for everything.
-We haven’t watched TV in over three months and you know what? We experience a lot less of that gut wrenching hateful journalism now that we don’t see the diatribe of anger and negativity that our news has become awash with. You know what I have found? Without the lens of the news on TV I am noticing there are some pretty awesome people all around me. Surely I am not alone?
-We have no internet so we are VERY focused on one another.
-I have learned to appreciate the small stuff like watching movies on my laptop which thankfully has a DVD player. Thanks to streaming, you can buy DVDs CHEAP!
-I am reading a lot more awesome books and enjoying podcasts!
-There are some great writer’s conferences in Michigan!
-I am in a new place with very few friends, but I know I will get there. I am a bit of an introvert (I take my time and am working through trust issues).
-Everyone works differently. I am learning a new flow with new co-workers and yes more new responsibility.
-We have no internet and no local home, but believe the Lord will open the door.
-It is hard selling a home when you are over 2000 miles away from it.
So yes, I am glad I accepted the position I have now. God has shown us He loves us and we are growing by leaps and bounds. Growing usually comes alongside pain. We have little, but we are appreciating each thing. I will never forget the first meal we finally had on the stove in the small cabin we are renting in the woods. We were so grateful for simple spaghetti!
The pros definitely outweigh the cons which really aren’t that big of a deal anyway.
I realized last week that once we took our eyes off the BIG thing (selling our home), we were really able to see more of God in the little things and there were many to see! What are some of your pros?
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