Don’t be afraid to keep moving on.
For what was before, now has gone.
God wants to accomplish so much more,
But we need to move forward in the Lord.
~ M.S. Lowndes, Based on Isaiah 43:18-19
A few days ago, I said my farewells to some dear friends back in Brookings, SD. I moved to Minneapolis in March and am just now returning to the city I now call home after spending a bittersweet weekend in Brookings, SD.
Going back was good, in many ways. I was able to get closure and see some friends who have become dear to my heart during the last six years of the ministry we were all a part of. aturday evening was spent just hanging out. We played games, caught up and just talked until late in the evening.
I played during the morning’s church service and was honored to be a part of the commissioning for the Vine. It was strange, how I felt, given that I had been in the cities already, paving the way, so to speak. That was hardly the case. Being up front again was enjoyable, but unnecessary. I didn’t feel the want to be up there that I always had when I had lived in Sioux Falls/Brookings. It was time for God to use someone else and time for me to move on.
The same went for Oasis that evening. Through it all, I was able to close that door on my life and move forward to continuing the next chapter. I can’t wait to see all that God has in store for us!