Broken Escalators: Week 1- Introduction
February 8, 2019
Two years ago this past January, my husband and I felt the Lord saying it was time to take a step in a new direction for our lives. After seventeen years of working in professional baseball, we felt the Lord calling us to walk away. Though Landon and I had been preparing financially for this step for quite some time, actually doing it required a lot of faith, as well as a number of changes. For one, I had to increase my hours at work for an indefinite period of time in order to make up the difference in our salaries- the effects of which I felt in other areas as well. I had no choice but to “give up” something I not only love, but feel called to do- teach the Word of God.
I am happy to say that this week a new season began. After two and a half years, I was able to start teaching Bible study again. The wait was long, but oh so beneficial. As with every journey, I learned a lot on this one. And while it didn’t always feel good, I know it was good.
Isn’t that the great paradox of the wait? As much as we try to resist it, something happens in it. The wait causes us grow. It points us to Jesus and teaches us to trust Him. In fact, God often does things in us during the wait that can’t be received any other way.
In the natural, taking steps such as these frequently feel like a push (make that a shove) in a direction opposite our dreams. But, the truth is… what we learn in the wait actually propels us toward our destinies.
In this 10 week series, we will be studying from Peter Haas’ book, “Broken Escalators” where we will discover the truth behind what leads to happiness and promotion. I’d love for you to pick up a copy and come along for the ride. Whether you are near or far, it’s not too late to join in. We will be meeting every Thursday from now until April 18, 2019 in the Avenue Worship Center at East Coast Christian Center in Merritt Island, Florida from 9:30 to 11am. If you can’t make it in person, take some time to listen to the podcast. In this introductory message, we will dive further into the “why” behind the wait. No doubt you will be blessed.
Isaiah 43:19, “Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.