|Henry & Pam Noey|
Change – The only thing constant in our lives is change. I have always believed this and have always adapted to it. However, I had no idea how big a change God had in store for me until recently.
I have always felt in control of the changes that were made in my life. It started when I was 17 years old and had just graduated from high school. I decided to change my life and move out of the home with my mother and siblings and live on my own. At 21, I decided to change my life by moving from New Orleans, leaving all of my friends and family, to Houston, where I knew only the girl friend I moved with. After two months of being roommates, I was forced to change apartments and live on my own again. At 35, I decided to change not only my life, but my son’s as well by leaving the man I had been married to for 11 years. At 39, I married the man of my dreams and we continue to have the most full-filling life together. The most amazing change occurred was when I was 44, when my son introduced Henry and I to Crosspoint Church. You see, church was not part of my life or my son’s. You may be wondering why I mentioned all of these things. You see, the only thing that remained constant during all of these years was that I always had a full time job; through many changes in companies; always employed….from age 17 till recently.
The newest change began late last year when the person I supported for 13 years retired. That meant there were major changes coming for me and the people I worked with. This September, Susan Allen asked to meet with me to discuss joining the leadership team of the Women’s Ministry at Crosspoint. I have always been “too busy” to attend the evening functions, the retreats and holiday dinners so I did not believe I was “qualified” to be a part of this team. She asked if I would assist with a special project that had come to the attention of the church. I thought it would be difficult to take on this project and figure out how I would adjust to a new job role at the same time. However, God decided it was time for him to take control of the changes in my life.
You see, just two days after the discussion with Susan, I hiked the Grand Canyon and had about 12 hours to talk and pray to God as to what change He wanted made in my life. I was giving it all to him and would follow His lead. During the next few weeks, He was sending me little hints in emails from friends, devotionals and daily bible readings. He was ready to make a big change in my life. For the first time in 34 years, I am not employed. A change I never thought would happen to me.
Matthew 21:22 “You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.” This has become my favorite verse and I have to admit I am terrified and excited about the change He has in store for me but have faith that he is in control of things.