Well family, I’ve got some news. Last week I handed in my notice at Wintec. I’ll be finishing up at the end of the year. It’s been hard work, especially juggling that role with my commitments here at Church.
I want to thank all of you who have been supportive in words of prayer and encouragement. When I leave Wintec, I will have been working there five years. It was my first paid ministry job after I finished my theology degree, and I’ve learnt a lot.
Here are three lessons from my time at Wintec.
1) God is at work everywhere. So often we wander through life without attending to what God might be doing. But He is living, active, and working all around us. Some of my favourite moments in Chaplaincy were taking opportunities where, even if I was really uncertain, I could sense God doing something.
2) God is at work in everyone. Wintec brought me into contact with a huge variety of people. With eyes to see and ears to hear, I began to recognize that God is always active. You don’t always know what your part in that is, but it’s exciting to find out.
3) God is at work in you and me. He has not closed the book; there is more story to be written. That should fill us with great hope, because even if we’re in a situation we don’t like, or are feeling stagnant, engaging with the living God means anything could happen.
To summarize: God is at work. I hope to take from my time at Wintec the habit of stopping to look around, to the person next to me, and within, and ask: ‘God, what are you up to today?’