A Letter To A Friend and Mentor
Today, you get a little glimpse into a letter I wrote to a friend and mentor as I sort through my thoughts and feelings on leaving…again.
So. I have been thinking a lot about your question about counting the cost before doing a risky/difficult thing. I think your question was impeccably timed because I’ve been doing a lot of counting the cost myself lately in regards to our move to Nepal. Yes, I know, I should have counted the cost a while ago when we first started this whole process, but I think that this is part of how I prepare in my heart to leave…I count the cost again and weigh everything out and go through the hard and painful process of asking God, “are you SURE this is what we’re supposed to be doing?!?”
When I start a new creative project (usually choreography), I am taking a risk. It’s a risk to my own ego if the project fails or isn’t received well. But I’m not living out the gifts put in me and the call on my life unless I follow the Work to it’s completion. In creative projects, I call this “following the ghost.” I am following the project where the work leads it, even if I don’t know what the final product will be. If I didn’t commit to “following the ghost” where the project was leading, I would end up never covering new ground or walking into uncharted land.
“When you step into the unknown, you are positioning yourself to experience a new facet of who God is.”
What is the work that has called my name countless times?