It’s week 1 of my two-month sabbatical from Hayward Wesleyan Church… and I really want to know what’s going on.
I anticipate that two things are going to be very difficult for me while on this extended break:
- Believing I am more than the sum of my accomplishments in my job (identity)
- Letting things go
There’s already been 1 Sunday Main Street that I have missed and 1 after-school Followers. It’s killing me not to hear from someone how things went. But that’s not going to happen. I’m cut off. I’m intentionally out of the loop. It’s not that I don’t trust anyone. I think the staff of the various ministries are going to function just fine during this generous reprieve for me. It’s just difficult for me to let go.
And this is the opportunity for me to really let go. I think I hold on to things too tightly and try to control them. This will be a learning experience of letting go of things.