This past couple of years of switching from one ministry to a new one and moving to a new area of Kentucky have been crazy. Throw in my wife having breast cancer, my son being put on the autism spectrum, and my daughter being diagnosed with Celiac Disease it’s taken a while to really feel settled and where I sort of know what I am doing. To be honest there have been times where I definitely have felt unqualified for what I have been doing and just wondering how God can use me.
The past few months though I finally feel like I am hitting my sweet spot and really finally doing what I believe God has called me to do in ministry. I’ve been able to go into high schools and middle schools and train coaches and teacher sponsors on how to do FCA on their campuses. Even though, I used be petrified of speaking, I’ve been blessed to share on several occasions with students and challenge them to grow in their walk with Christ. Perhaps that most exciting part of ministry for me over the past few months has been the launch of our FCA ministry on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. To get the chance to work with the college athletes has truly been a blessing. Building relationships with the students, Seeing them grow in their walk with Christ, want to go deeper in Bible study, making commitments to faithfully participate in the local church, have all just been so confirming that I am right where God wants me to me be.
Don’t get me wrong, I know God has used me in various ministries, church activities, and other outreaches over the years. And I know there is a time and a place for everything. Yet, there are those passions and gifts that God has given that I don’t feel that I have always been able to use for Him. I know that I still have much to learn and much more to do for God, but to finally be in a place where I am able to serve, and use the passion for ministry to coaches and athletes He gave, is just a wonderful place to be. I am so excited to see how God is going to continue to just take that passion for sports ministry and FCA and use it for His Glory! Just keep praying for me as I seek to serve.