2018 can be summed up as the year of learning to walk by faith and not by sight. I don’t think I’ve ever been so anxious and prayed so hard about the uncertainties of my life than I have this past year, but God has been faithful for all 365 days. As I look ahead to 2019, I know it’ll be another year of uncertainty, but with God’s help and leading, what will happen this year will blow away any of my expectations.
Back when I graduated from college, I selfishly and naively thought that every job other than a well-paying engineering job was below me.
It took four painful, humbling, but growing years in the middle of a deep recession to shatter this self-centered paradigm and see every experience as an important part of my development as a person. In his book, Quitter, author Jon Acuff refers to such experiences as parallels: opportunities to ask “how can this job/experience impact my dream?“