Enough Trouble

I don’t know about anyone else, but for me the hardest question to answer during my “exciting time of transition” is “So, how’s the job hunt?”  I want to give a good answer and hate to disappoint, but really don’t know what to say.  This is a process (potentially a long one) and I’m trying my best to approach it a day at a time.

An easier question for me to answer is “So, how is it going?”  This, I can handle.  It is going very well.  I sense that these are watermark days for us.  We are having really good, if not sometimes difficult, discussions in our home.  We have been given this gift of time to reevaluate our lives, our desires, and our dreams.  We want to use this time wisely, for we know that very real consequences will follow decisions made during this season.

Yes, I’m being proactive.  I’m considering an entrepreneurial venture, I’m leading worship, I’ve been in and out of the recording studio, and I’ve been writing.  I’m having lots of conversations and have even applied for a few things.  But, Jesus reminded me today that my career or even my searching for work should not be my first priority.  This is difficult and I don’t do this perfectly.  But it is my desire.

The pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.

— Jesus, as quoted in Matthew 6


About Jonathan Riggs

Singer, actor, songwriter, and entrepreneur. And I like vanilla bean.
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