From Kevin Funk…
Has anyone ever felt like their life has been turned upside down to the point to where your brain feels like scrambled eggs? I mean almost to the point of an out of body experience to where life just got out of your control.
Let me take you back about a year ago when I felt God telling me to change the scenery. I really liked United Rentals but a feeling of boredom had begun. Of course I was nervous leaving my place of employment after 7 years at the time but really wanted to see what God had out there. I asked one of my good friends about this place called Nussbaum where he works at to see what was available. Within a week they had called me to stop by and just check out the place. Well I’m not a big fan of change (even though I wanted it) and just told them the job they had available doesn’t seem to be the right fit for me.
Fast forward to Christmas time 2014 and once again I get a call from Nussbaum telling me there is another type of job they have open. I prayed over and over again and asked God if this is the right direction for me and my family. I clearly remember telling myself that I can’t do it. It’s too hard. I’m not qualified. I have a good job so why the change? Basically trying to talk myself out of calling them back. My introvert type personality was fighting the change. But God. He gave me the courage to pursue.
Can I get an amen that after you say yes to God not everything is as smooth as you thought? Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do,and He will show you which path to take.
So after I accepted and during my first day at work, I started coming down with a nasty cold. Trying to concentrate on a completely new job and computer software while trying not to pass out is what I would call thee worst first day at a new job ever! So not only did i have a cold but my every day schedule was whacked. I had to figure out different shave times and bathroom schedules with my two beautiful ladies at home. I was so completely stressed the first couple of weeks I thought I was going to break down and cry…..literally. I told a couple friends of mine I feel like my life was put in a blender and was set on purée.
But wait!! I was so stinking stressed about MY life that I had totally missed the big picture. God wanted me to rely on HIM and not on my own abilities. Holy cow! I promise I felt such a huge relief to know that God has it all planned out and taken care of. I had isolated myself to an island of worry and doubt. God had a rescue boat sitting there in the dock the whole time I just had to step in and accept that only God can deliver us from any type of sin or condition that is apart from Him. My island soon disappeared and as I ran back to God. I soon felt the love that I had missed from my wife, daughter, and all my Christian brothers and sisters.
When things are going good sometimes it’s hard to understand the importance of leaning on a God, thee God, the Creator of all things. I believe I was a part of this transformation and difficulty to again understand the importance of not relying on myself but on my eternal God who has it all in the palm of His hand.