The First of Many Lasts

As I was driving to work this morning, it dawned on me that this week, I am experiencing the first of many lasts.

My last Monday sitting at this desk in my office.  The last weekly phone call with my authors. The last time I’ll sit in meetings in this building to help cast a vision of what could be.

After almost 15 years, I am taking a leap of faith.  I resigned from my position as VP of Marketing several weeks ago and will be leaving this Friday.  And here’s the fun part: I haven’t looked for a job.  It sounds risky, and I guess it could be.  But what I believe…what I know…what He keeps proving to me, is that God is so much bigger than I imagined.

As Jon Acuff so eloquently puts it, “Courage Comes Before Clarity.”  Sometimes, we have to be willing to jump–to really trust, and then God will make the way clear.  Is it easy? No, but is there any part of a true faith journey that is?  Is it worth it?  Abso-freaking-lutely.  Mark Batterson tells us that God honors bold prayers, because bold prayers honor God.  And truth be told, I have always been a risk-taker, but somewhere along the way of parenthood and mortgages and tuition payments, I lost that girl.  I finally missed her enough to give up my need for control and ask God do the driving.  These days, I often think about Peter stepping out of the boat.  In my own life, the excitement about the adventure ahead is greater than my fear of drowning.

I’ll be sharing my journey over these next few months here, and would love to have you along for the ride.  I have had so many people tell me that they wish they were in a position to do what I’m doing, or share what they’d really like to be doing with their lives.  It’s clear we all need encouragement about what could be.

This week is the first of many lasts. But I am so excited as I look ahead to next week…the first of many firsts.

Does this speak to where you’re at in life?  What would a leap of faith look like for you?

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6 thoughts on “The First of Many Lasts

  1. Oh Jennifer! This is both exciting and scary news. I have this super favorite quote that I hang on to for such times as this:

    “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” ~Anatole France

    Much love.

  2. I had no idea! Yet, I totally get it, and love the quote that “Courage comes before clarity.” Ahh, I see super fun, faith-filled times for you and Jordy. This update (and all the background that comes with it) would make for an entire Saturday discussion at the Heim table in PJs. 🙂 Hoping we get that soon!

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