I am very, very bad at chess.

If it weren’t for my good friend, Vinnie Zarletti, I wouldn’t have a clue what I’m doing. But Vinnie’s elementary chess lessons actually proved to be quite valuable as we search for a home for our family in Uptown Charlotte.

Vinnie is my only friend that is a self admitted chess fanatic. He taught me a few moves that I have since forgotten, but I remembered this basic concept: whoever controls the center of the board has the upper hand. The person that controls the center of the board can defend and attack effectively.

As we were praying about moving to Uptown Charlotte, I could feel God’s leading and direction to move to the “center of the board”. If we want to be able to be in a position of understanding the Uptown community, we need to live, work and breathe in that neighborhood. If we want to strategically live our lives and be in the right place at the right time, we have to make a move to get to the center of the community we are serving.

We will hit the road again tomorrow in hopes of finding a place to live. He knows where it’s at, now we just have to wait til he shows us.

We’re taking another step of faith to move to the center of the board.

(Thanks, Vinnie)