I am no longer needed.
When I first came to Bethel, I was expecting the leaders to rush up to me and Josh, begging us to lead or volunteer for something. It was nice when that didn’t happen, until I remembered that serving was my go-to way of meeting and connecting with people. I realized very quickly that I would need to make friends the old fashioned way: by getting to know them and making myself known! No longer could I depend on serving or being a part of some leadership team to feel like I belong. Now I actually had to develop healthy relationships built on a foundation of knowing and being known. Darn it! That’s hard work!
There’s an uncomfortable amount of freedom.
Don’t get me wrong! I love freedom, but things can get really weird when people start expressing themselves in ways I’m not comfortable with. What…
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