During this process called “LIFE” I have learned that not everything moves on my timetable or just because I desire for it to work out a certain way. Over the past month I have been preparing for Kyla to join me here in the States and for Khalil to join us on this journey of life.
What I had overlooked was the cost of the impact of both transitions of starting a new family and starting a new ministry. As I searched scripture to find understanding in this life, I came accross Luke 14:28-30 about counting the cost.
28“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? 29For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, 30saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’
Although I have a passion for new church ministry and a desire to plant and new church, I also have a stronger passion to provide stability (spiritual, financial, and emotional) for my family.
In my understanding of ministry, family is my first ministry. I believe that if I am able to lay a strong foundation for my family, I will be able to lay an even stronger foundation for the church God has called me to build.
With all of this going on in my head and discussing it with Kyla, we both have decided it is best to build a firm foundation for our family (me, Kyla, and Khalil) first in order to start our ministry on a firm foundation. So during this season we will stay in Indianapolis and build our family, our finances, and our foundation.
It was a hard decision to make but I would rather move in God’s time and in wisdom of preparation and patience than to start something that I could not finish. Prior Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. It is always best to walk in wisdom than to operate in a rush. I believe God’s blessing over my beautiful family and when our time come to start a new ministry we will be prepared to move forward in power and confidence in the foundation we lay now.
Keep us in your prayers as we begin this new transition of family life and ministry. Stay tuned to see what God is doing in our lives.
Let’s Get It!!!