It has been a while since the last time I have updated this blog. There has been a great deal of changes in my life and it appears there will be many more. At the moment I am having to decide between moving to Seattle or purchase a house in the area I live. I am not really one that likes making decisions, even simple things like where to go for dinner, so this chose that I have to make will be one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in a long time.
This decision really comes down to these two things. Staying in the area I live I will still be employed, I will still be able to focus on growing my web design business, and I will still be close to my family. The problem with staying in the area I live is that I do not have many friends around here. The closet friend I had recently moved out of the country and it doesn’t look like she has any plans to return. So if I stay in the area I currently am in, I have employment, but little social interaction outside of work.
Moving to Seattle, I would end up living with a friend that I have known since I was in kindergarten. This would provide me with social interactions and friendship, which at the moment I am lacking in my life. There are two issues with moving there though. The first is finding employment. I’m not sure how difficult it would be for me to gain employment out there. The second is living conditions. My friend has a big heart and takes in others that he knows that need a place to live. Right now his extra rooms are full, so I would have to share a room with him. Now I do like my friend, but it would be a great change of living from having my own place to having to share a room.
This decision is not going to be an easy one to make. I just keep praying and asking God to lead me in the right direction. When I ask others, it seems to be 50-50 on what I should do. So I believe that the only thing to do is place this decision in God’s hands and listen to his response in my heart.
On a side note, I am considering starting a ministry for gay Christians that are in prison. I have been looking online for organizations that help support gay people in prison and really didn’t find anything. While, I found one or two organizations that focused on gay related issues in prisons of certain states, but not any that focused on directing gay Christians whom are in prison to a closer relationship with God. This will also be a matter I will have to do a lot of praying on. I do feel that this is something that needs to be set up, but I know that if I am the one that is suppose to start such a ministry, it will need to be guided by God in how to set things up and run it.
If you have a free moment, please pray for me that the decision I make about where I will live will be the right one to serve God in the best manner I am able too. Please also pray that God directions me in the right direction about starting this ministry for gay Christians whom are currently locked up in prison.