“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.
That’s a classic piece of scripture, part of the all time top ten bible verses, but it’s relevant to me today.
This is the first day of me being self-employed. The past year has been a long journey of planning, praying and occasionally being disobedient! And to also being somewhat naïve to how I went about being self-employed. Just ask my wife.
But being locked away in a midtown office isn’t my future and New York is a city of opportunity when it comes to the creative industry. It’s changed over the past 2 or 3 years mainly due to the recession. People had no choice except to start doing their own thing and I suppose I’m benefiting from that new-found optimism and the ‘Yes I can’ attitude. ‘If they can do it, so can I’.
But much more than that I felt that my creative skills were being all consumed by the corporate world and they were being suppressed. I was also spending all my energy trying to please man and not God. It’s time to re-address that balance. I don’t know God’s plan for me or my family but I do know that if I have more time to do His work then that’s in keeping with scripture. And it could be that His work is also paid work. Only He knows!
I’m an independent person. Not prone to towing the line. But I now need to take the frustration I had in the full-time workplace and channel into doing good for the community I live in and the world. I have no excuses. And at the same time be joyful in doing it. God has already started to bless me with a few opportunities and for that I’m thankful.
So, I ask anyone that follows this blog to keep us in their prayers as we begin this new journey with God.
God Bless you all.