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Have you ever felt like something was missing? The past couple of years, I have felt that way, even though I live a pretty charmed life. I know that it was mostly my fault, because even though I was active in church, I was not truly seeking God in my daily walk.
I had a bit of a spiritual awakening around a year and a half ago. I attended BigStuf camp with our youth at church, and it was an amazing week of worship and being around others who were hungry for God. The theme was "Your Story" and how you are meant for amazing things in God's wonderful story. I came back rejuvenated and ready to pursue God's plan for my life! (whatever that was...) I have tried to sustain that "camp high" through daily devotionals, attending other youth retreats, and prayer.
I started earnestly praying for God to use me in some way...to give me a calling that was fulfilling in my personal life. At my church, I am director of VBS and our weekly AWANA program, which is a Bible club for kids. I honestly love working with these programs and feel like this is one of my callings. Yet, personally and professionally, something was still missing. I continued to pray and read my Bible and seek answers, but nothing major happened until about 6 months ago. People always say "Be careful what you pray for because you might get it!" and this is true. A recent call from my Pastor about a possible opportunity left me in tears...happy tears because my prayers were being answered, but scared tears because it would force me out of my comfort zone.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
There are several other things that are happening in my life right now, that I look forward to telling you about soon! I believe these things are more pieces of the puzzle falling into place. I am trying to have a BIG faith and trust God to guide me, even when I cannot see where the path in front of me leads. Even though I have anxiety over the unknown, I also feel an overwhelming sense of peace, which I think is God's way of confirming this is His plan for my life. He has always provided for me and I trust he will continue during this next chapter of my story!
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Disclosure : Shirt was received at a discount from Covenant Gear and all opinions are my own.
How has God been faithful in your life?