My favorite quote, before yesterday, was: “If you ever want to hear God laugh, tell Him what your plans are.”
Yesterday, while on vacation, I received an e-mail from my boss. He stated there was a telephone conference at 3:00pm. He strongly suggested I dial in to the conference.
At about 3:10pm yesterday, I found out my job was moving. I could move with it or end my career with the company.
Four other employees listened in on this conference call. They were given the same option. In about thirty seconds, the amount of time it took the upper level manager to explain their decision, four families were changed.
Our response: silence.
When the brain gets too much unexpected information it doesn’t know how to respond. My brain sat in neutral. It was numb to what it had been fed.
Last week, I began playing with the idea of walking away from my current job and submersing myself in my writing and speaking. My working dream was, in two years to be done with the job and start my career. The thought of doing something I love all day everyday was exciting.
For the past few months, once I decided to give in to my gifts and talents the puzzle pieces were flying into place. Every conversation I had confirmed a prior conversation. Every contact I made linked me to someone else, and I was dizzy from the success I was having. I was planning on climbing out of the tree, stepping of the ground and walking before I ran.
Then God laughed, and my comfortable world shook.
God kicked me out of the tree. He is forcing me to fly and the risk is terrifying.
God knows I will never fly no matter how fast I run.