Growing pains (October 2016)
Who remembers the 80's sitcom "Growing Pains" starring (Robin Thickes dad) Alan Thicke, Tracey Gold and Kirk Cameron? The lyrics to the theme song comes to mind as I write this.
"As long as we got each other
We got the world spinnin' right in our hands
Baby, you and me
We gotta be
The luckiest dreamers who never quit dreamin'
As long as we keep on givin'
We can take anything that comes our way
Baby, rain or shine
All the time
We got each other
Sharin' the laughter and love"
That's how I feel today as I move forward in my career. This week I lost my job. Most people in broadcasting can identify with that reality. And for me it's not the first time. If I stay in broadcasting it may not be the last time. It's just one of those things I've had to learn to deal with. Being honest it never feels good to be abruptly cut from a place you spend time pouring your talent and expertise into. But I've learned when you're in a space where you're uncomfortable you are forced to grow. At least that's what happened for me. God allows things to take place but it's up to me to 1. acknowledge that God is the one in control, pray for discernment and wisdom to make the right choices 2. Work my tail off and do all within my power to get to the next great opportunity. Because you pray all you want, but if that's all you do is pray you can't expect for anything to happen. Faith with out works is dead.
So I've gone through losing a job before in a unfamiliar city with not much family near by and it's been scary. The difference for me today is my partner/best friend/ wife Kaylee. She sees my hustle and faith in action. She has been next to me encouraging and praying with and for me. God sent me a woman that gets me, loves me, trust me and believes in Him. And as the theme to Growing Pains says "We can take anything that comes our way Baby, rain or shine
All the time We got each other Sharin' the laughter and love". The future is looking bright.