Letting Go

Letting go of what I hold so dear, has never been an easy thing for me. Yesterday my departure from Grace Point Community Church was announced. It was difficult, and it was painful. To leave a community of people that you have shared life with and love so much, is a task that without God to lean on, would seem unbearable. It for me is a step of faith and a step of trust.

It is one thing to teach, preach, and sing about living a life of faith. It's another matter when God asks of you to step forward and and walk in it. As I feel God prying my fingers from all that I hold so close to my heart, I find myself asking why, but in the process, know that He holds the answer. I appreciate the words of Oswald Chambers, "Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One Who is leading." I love my God, and in this process desire to know Him more than ever before.

As I now let go of the familiar, the things I love and hold dear, I must learn to let go of my pain and my fear as I venture into uncharted territory. God has never let me down. God has always surprised me with His amazing blessings and opportunities. I know He will do it once again.

Jeremy Camp's "Letting Go" is a song that resonates loudly with me right now.



To my family at Grace Point, know that it has been nothing but a pleasure and honor to share life and ministry with you. You are loved and close to my heart, and always will be.

9 comments:

Chris Steele said...

Holy cow!!!!! What are you future plans?

Brian Eberly said...

We don't yet know that. We are waiting on God to reveal that to us. We appreciate your prayer as we seek is leading in our life.

Megan said...

Hey Brian. We will miss you all, SO MUCH. Robin was (and always will be) one of my favorite people to sing with, and even though I never got to have you for a youth pastor (I BARELY missed you), I know that you were one of the best. I am deeply saddened that we are losing you (I have a VERY difficult tiem with change) but am also excited to see what the Lord has for you. Also...you guys seriously live one street away from Josh's parents, and we are also doing some serious house-shopping in Sherwood, so hopefully we will continue seeing you:-)

rodneyolsen said...

Big news. I look forward to hearing what God has in store for you next.

Kevin said...

Praying for you dude.

Gman said...

Be praying for you. Did that about a year ago!!

jesusandjava.org said...

Praying for you man, what happens now?

Brian Eberly said...

We are waiting to hear from God for that answer. Sure appreciate the prayer!

Anonymous said...

We love you. The Mannings!

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