I didn’t take the job.
Call me crazy, call me anything you want, but first thing this morning I called the Memphis company and told them I had reconsidered and would not be going to work for them this week.
The toughest decision I have made in a long long time.
Taking this job would have made a lot of sense financially. It was good money, more than I have ever been offered. But that’s not the only reason for me to take a job.
Do you trust me? That’s what kept gnawing at me. Taking this job would be me telling God that I did not trust Him. It would have meant that I didn’t really believe He had given me the idea for the ACTS Network and what I am doing for churches. It would have meant spending all of my days, most of my nights and weekends away from my family doing something I didn’t believe in.
And if things didn’t work out with this company, I would have nothing to fall back on. I would have had to dissolve my video business and my ministry. If they were unhappy with my work and let me go (which they have been known to do) I would have lost everything I had worked to build over the past 7 years and would risk not being able to rebuild it.
So I said no. I do trust Him and I know he will bless what I’m doing now. He’s already let me know that. I have meetings with 3 churches this week and another one set up for next week. I have projects with 2 churches already planned and two other projects with businesses.
Last Friday we went out to eat to celebrate the new job. I wish we had waited until tonight because I’m more in the mood for a celebration.