Where do you see yourself in 10 years? The same place that God sees it?

Jeremiah 29:11

“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.


It was like Christmas in Connecticut this morning!

5 thoughts on “Where do you see yourself in 10 years? The same place that God sees it?

  1. I’m self employed also which alows me to just think about doing good work and focusing on the project not some corporate ladder. God has provided and my contract has been renewed 3 times. Everything is in his hands. He works out all things for Good.

  2. Hi Andrew,

    Enjoyed the post. Would you like to come talk to the men tomorrow morning about your blog? Excited to see where God takes you and your gifts. Love to have lunch and hear more.

    Peace, Greg

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. Andrew – my prayers are with you, Stella and your children as you embark on a new career path. Your faith in God will guide you!

    God bless,

  4. Absolutely praying for you, brother! Best wishes for a smooth transition–and surely the Jeremiah scripture is a perfect one to hold to. It never fails to excite me, when I read it! God bless you and your family.

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