These last few weeks have been normal professionally. I have still done my visits and performed my pastoral duties as the pastor of Congregational Care at Good Shepherd. However, I have felt busier than ever in my life. We are moving in a few weeks and we've gotten our house ready to sale (anyone interested in a small ranch house in Rock Hill, SC?). I have also thought a lot about what it will be like as the lead pastor.
It has taken an emotional toll. I have felt busy because my mind has been racing about what we are leaving and where we are going. Questions abound:
-What will it be like?
-Am I ready?
-What should I focus on first?
-How do I set healthy boundaries?
-How will the move effect me and my family?
More than ever in my life, I've learned that emotional busyness drains a person quickly. Its like I can't turn my mind off. It feels like grief. I've decided that I may not be able to keep my mind from racing and asking questions, however, I can decide what kind of attitude to have about the whole thing. And I've decided to be positive and to expect God to do great things.
So may you choose to trust God the next time your mind takes you on an emotional roller coaster.