Behind the Scenes ISeeIt! Productions

What Do We Do Now?

Stepping out in faith was the biggest step of faith in my life. Leaving the security of 25 years of ministry, a great salary and my vested retirement and stepping out with no foreseeable income and 8 months of money in the bank, took much prayer and counsel. But when you know that you know that GOD is calling you to take the step, it’s impossible to do anything else. Taking that step was exciting and terrifying. I know that we should not have fear when GOD calls us to do something, but I think it is impossible for even the most spiritually mature not to feel a twinge of fear when making monumental decisions that have no humanly known certain outcome. But there was also excitement and peace that can only be found through Christ over the Christmas holidays. It was a joy of what GOD was going to do in the future and all that could be accomplished with ISeeIt! Productions. It was like a gift from GOD under the tree.

When January rolled around the reality of the magnitude of what GOD had called us to hit pretty hard. Who were we to think we could accomplish such grand things as one day producing a full length animated feature film? Who were we to think that we can figure out a way to produce curriculum with no financial or material support in sight? I can’t lie, there were many anxious early mornings spent in prayer and time in His word. What followed was a roller coaster of a ride with the highs of knowing we are in the center of GOD’s will and the struggling lows of doubts that creep in saying, “this can’t be done.”

But one thing I do know, GOD is capable of ALL things and this journey He has placed us on will be seen through to His fruition. I am at complete peace with the fact that every day I’m not 100% sure what needs to be done. But, through daily prayer and seeking Him, I am assured that GOD knows and He will lead us. You see, this is HIS adventure, not mine. The skills He gave me are HIS skills, not mine. The opportunities presented are HIS opportunities, not mine. I am but a conduit for Him to work through. All I can do is make myself available and work on the things that He presents to me. This brings me great comfort and relieves my anxiety. I am not in control. This is GOD’s adventure to do what He wants. And, whatever that turns out to be, I will be blessed because He chose me to be a part of it. What a ride it will be!

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11 Comments

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    Andy Boyd
    April 3, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Thank you, Mike, for being such a great example of faith and trust in God! I know for me (and I’d venture to guess I’m not the only person), you are an enormous source of hope, encouragement, and inspiration. But more than you, I know it is God working through you. Thank you for allowing Him to work through you, and for your transparency and honesty in this journey He has you on. It helps those of us going through our own journeys to know we aren’t crazy when we feel the same things!

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      Mike Johnson
      April 7, 2019 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you Andy, you’re passion for GOD and your family have always been an inspiration to me! I look forward to keeping up with you in the future!

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    Pamela Karnes
    April 4, 2019 at 12:26 am

    ‘So exciting! ‘Can’t wait to see what God does through His willing, able and enthusiastic servant!

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      Mike Johnson
      April 7, 2019 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you Pamela!

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    Kathy
    April 4, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Great Blog! Your faith is strong & God will provide for your needs and your wants because he’s a good father, one that can ALWAYS be trusted.

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    Kathy
    April 4, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Great Blog! Your faith is amazing and strong, clearly you know God and hear his voice. An example to us all. He’s a good, good father that will never let you down

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      Mike Johnson
      April 7, 2019 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you Kathy and Amen!

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    Beverly & Owen Goff
    April 4, 2019 at 3:08 am

    The best is yet to come. Cannot WAIT to be witness to what is to be. Love you guys–ALWAYS AND FOREVER !!!

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      Mike Johnson
      April 7, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      Love you and Owen always and forever too!

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    Tim Ritter
    April 16, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Excited to see what this next chapter brings! Thanks, Mike, for a quarter century of investing in the broader kingdom.

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      Mike Johnson
      April 16, 2019 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you Tim, We need to catch up soon.

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