I don’t know much about physics, but I know a little something about a term called trajectory. Trajectory, in its most simple definition, is the path of a moving object through space and time. Various forces can act up the object such as gravity, wind, water, or other types of resistance to affect trajectory. In general, the more forces there are acting as resistance on an object, the shorter it’s trajectory will be.
I see my life having a trajectory as well. Two years ago as a languished in a corporate job, the forces of the world were acting on my life. The stressful political nature of my department and the difficulty in finding meaning in the work I was doing could have dragged me into despair. But God, in His mysterious yet loving way, used difficult circumstances to call me into ministry and change the trajectory of my life midflight.
You, each of you, have the ability to change the trajectory of the lives of your brothers and sisters in Christ. When Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, he reminded them “For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.”
I am so grateful to the many wise friends and mentors who have encouraged me along the difficult paths, to stick by the decisions I have made, and to walk in faith when the next steps are unseen. When I look at where I stand today in comparison to where I came from, I see how the prayer warriors in my life have changed the trajectory of my life. I cannot repay your kindness, except to live a life worthy of the calling I have received.
Soon we anticipate our lives taking a new path, a new adventure, but not completely unexpected. You see, your prayers and support have put us on this path; it is just now that the Lord is revealing His plan to us. Dear friends, thank you for sticking with us these past few years. You’ve changed everything.