11/09/2013: Affirmation

You ever wonder what you’re supposed to do with your life, where you’re supposed to go?  While I may have part of the question of what I’m doing here figured out, I do often wonder what happens when the YAV year ends.  Where will I be doing ministry, and how long afterwards until I can take up my first position?  Amidst thinking about this, I met a patient today who confirmed my thoughts on why I’m down here as well as God’s call for me.  At the same time, he kept trying to convince me that I needed to stay here in New Orleans, in Uptown and create my own church.  Although I do not wish to write off his advice, I do admittedly have hesitancy in thinking about it simply because it means being away from family and friends, people whom I care about dearly and can’t stand the thought of being away from indefinitely.  So, that proposition rattled me a bit, but I still got affirmation for both my present mission and my future call, something that is invaluable in this line of work.  Then again, affirmation is important to everyone, no matter the line of work or from whom it comes, which brings to question this food for thought:  how has affirmation played a role in your l8fe?  Anyway, until next time, may God bless you in all you do.

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