I keep a little framed quote on my desk at home - it's something that I printed out in the first few weeks of Fishhook. It reminds me of God's faithfulness. Paraphrasing Henry Blackaby from his book Experiencing God - "Faith is remembering that the God who called me to this assignment is the one responsible for it's completion." Read this excerpt from The Indianapolis Star. This feature, written by Dana Knight, appeared March 30, 2003 - just a few days after I committed this effort to God. The article is about people from Central Indiana who had made major, mid-life career changes. Dana "heard through the grapevine" that I had a story...
Not so long ago, he felt his own pull to sacrifice corporate life for a modest career move.
As a general manager for the corporate communications company Sanders Group, McBroom spent his days writing, creating and producing corporate media materials for 14 years.
"Around Christmastime I looked at my wife and I said, 'I don't think I'm gong to be there in a year. I have a sense that God is calling me to leave.'" McBroom said. "I had no idea where I was going. That was the scary part about the calling."
By Jan. 30, he had told his company goodbye and ventured into the world of unemployment, seeking and researching what his calling would be.
This week, he came up with the name for his new small business - Fishhook Communications - a company that will help churches develop cutting-edge, contemporary communications strategies to connect with their communities.
McBroom's job switch may mean giving up a lucrative life-style, moving out of a home in Carmel and possibly selling his family's second home.
"We are in for, potentially, a major lifestyle change," he said. It's worth it, he said, to be doing what he wants to - and he wouldn't go back for any amount of money.
"Don't get me wrong. There's nothing that happened at my old company that was bad," he said. "Something just changed in my heart."
And now, five years later, I'm still thankful for that heart change - and thankful for the way God works behind the scenes in wonderful and mysterious ways - like the day when Star writer Dana Knight called to do an interview. Our very first church client, Crossroads Christian Church in Lafayette, Indiana came as a result of this newspaper article. God has continued to connect dots in ways I could never imagine to give us opportunities to fulfill this calling.
Thanks God! I'm still "in" if you are!!!