In the next few days, I am moving from being a senior pastor to being an associate pastor – all in the same institution. The transition has not been easy, nor should I expect that it would be.
I am coming to recognize the power of symbols to solidify change.
Yesterday I moved into a new office space. Newly painted, newly arranged, just plain new.
Our church secretary and I had to work out the intercom on the phone. We had known it existed but had not had to use it. The old (senior) office was mere meters away – the new one is more than a yell’s throw away.
I reduced my library to a few shelves. The remaining volumes are designed to assist with my new responsibilities (which are still somewhat in flux).
My files are being culled. I expect the next few weeks will see much in the way of shredding.
My mind is being reset. I can’t help but be confronted with a new life every time I walk into my office. Which means I’m focusing on the important (at least I hope so). Not a bad thing.