Without a doubt, I am blessed. My life has been filled with great people and great opportunities. I can’t stress that enough.
But it has not come without sacrifice.
Time away from family.
The truth about sacrifice though is that more often than not, in our sacrifices we are trading something good for something that is also good.
But in the loss of the other good there is always a cost, a price, a ransom – a sacrifice. And therein lies the hidden cost of our choices. The what we’re missing cost.
It’s been just over a month now since I said goodbye to lots of very special people in a very special place. After two and a half years in Cambodia, my time has come to an end.
And trust me, goodbye is never an easy decision. And as much as I miss the conversations, the community, the camaraderie , the comfortability; at the end of the day, in saying goodbye to Cambodia (photo above), I’ve traded in something good for something that is also good.
God knows the passions and purposes He’s put in my heart and over my life – and I believe for this stage of life, I have moved to where I’m meant to be.
Don’t get me wrong – there’s still a lot I don’t know. And there’s still a million roads I could travel down.
But at the end of it all, as much as I’ve sacrificed and as much as I’ve missed out on and as much as I will continue to miss out on – the good that has come into my life through the good I have sacrificed has always been worth the price and I have never been left short.
There once was a Son who sacrificed the good of His own life for the good of our salvation. If anyone knows a little something about trade offs, transitions, and ultimately sacrifice, I think it would be Him. That was a real sacrifice.
What about you? What are some of your experiences with trade offs and transitions?