Just Enough Light For The Step I’m On

Last night, I worked the evening shift at Town Center Nissan.  About eight thirty, I walked outside and Barrett Lakes Blvd. was well lit.  I was the only salesman out front so I just had a little talk with the Lord.
Almost three months ago, I resigned as Pastor of FBC Emerson. That day, I thought, that in the days ahead, I would substitute teach and do some supply preaching or take an interim Pastor position. Neither of those happened. That day, I would have never dreamed I would be working at a car dealership but, that’s where I am.
Early in the morning on February 27th, I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep. I began thinking about bills we had to pay. I began to worry. I couldn’t sleep so I prayed. As I prayed, I asked for a job.
Later that morning, I got a text from a friend asking if I wanted a job as a Porter. I didn’t know what a Porter did but I wanted the job. So, for about six weeks, I brought cars up that had been repaired and ran a shuttle service for the dealership.
A few weeks ago, I decided to try sales. I’ve gone through two weeks of training and I officially started selling Monday.
Someone may ask, “Are you getting out of the ministry?”
The answer is, “No.”
My ministry has just changed.
This past Sunday, Holli and I were eating lunch with a couple and the Lord put this phrase in my heart; “marketplace evangelism.” I am still in the ministry.. I’m just doing ministry in a different way. In the past two months, I’ve met some people I wouldn’t have ordinarily met. One day, I met a man who was an agnostic. And, I’ve gotten to know most of the service technicians and service advisors
So, what does my future hold? I don’t know. I will supply preach if an opportunity comes up. I will serve as an interim if the Lord leads. And, if the Lord leads, I will serve as a Pastor… if it’s God’s will.  But I will sell cars as well.
In the last three months, I’ve focused more on my writing ministry and God is blessing that. Writing is just another form of ministry for me.
Years ago, I read a book by Stormie O’Martian entitled, “Just enough light for the step I’m on.” That’s where I am… I can’t see the whole staircase. I don’t know what God has in store for me in the future. He seems to be telling me to trust Him… today and then tomorrow, trust Him again. Pray for me on this journey.

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