Starting Fresh02 Dec 2016, Posted by Blog in
I’m sure we can all remember the feeling, walking into a new classroom for the first time, with your brand new backpack, new shoes, new outfit – looking around at the other students and wondering if you are going to fit in. Will I make any friends? Will they make fun of me? What if I don’t remember the teacher’s name?
Starting fresh with Silent Images, I initially had those same feelings. I find in my life that I desperately want to be known and accepted.
While everyone at SI has had smiling faces and are generous with their words, I found myself still thinking: will I fit in? Is this really what God has for me?
I’ve been blown away with so many things as I’ve started to transition into the new Director of Communications at Silent Images. The team is genuine. They aren’t posting fake smiles just to make me feel accepted. They are a family. Their work ethic is amazing, and we all want to make each other better. They have servant hearts by wanting to serve the organizations as they capture their story on video.
Transitions are never easy. They are uncomfortable and starting new relationships is a slow process, but when you have people – no, wait, a family – around you that wants you to be the best you can be and are genuinely cheering you on, well, it starts to make the transition a little easier.
I’m so thankful to the team at Silent Images, especially Holly, who accepted me and set me up for success. We shared this Bible verse in one of our staff meetings this past month and I can’t think of a better mission as I start out here at Silent Images:
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7
After my first month, I’ve come to see that I’ve made friends, I will fit in, and they will only make fun of me when I deserve it.
I’m looking forward to this new transition and always choosing to find reasons to abound in thanksgiving.