Monday, November 27, 2006

As of today I am no longer employed at Christ's Church of the Valley. I received my termination notice this afternoon (Monday, Nov. 27). I was deeply disappointed that it didn't work out. I felt for some time that I wasn't measuring up and I was experiencing substantial stress as a result. So I wasn't entirely surprised when the word came down. I have no regrets, no bitterness, and no anger over all this. I just wasn't gifted to perform at the level of the expectations at CCV.

I don't know what God has in store for my wife and I at this point, but we will trust God to open doors. To date He has never let us down. I can't say that at my age there isn't some fear, but we will wait upon the Lord.

Tonight I taught my last class at CCV. We went through two lessons on Joseph and his dreams. He had a dream, too, but his dream was denied, frought with doubt, destroyed, and then in God's own time revealed and accepted. It was providential that I had that figured for the last lesson in this sequence.

The next chapter has yet to be written.

2 comments:

Philip said...

Michael,

As a "silent reader" of your blog, you have encouraged me.

Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I know that this must be a difficult transition. As you said, God will carry you through this.

Blessings.

Phil

wally said...

I have learned that what many feel is a defeat God uses as a victory. I hope that you use this as a step in the next exciting journey that God has in store for you. I am now in the middle of my second career and loving it. Wally, who knew you in Grand Junction.