A Christ-Centered Life.
I find it amazing that as human beings we think that we know what’s best for us and our lives. Like we can make up a better future then the Creator of the Universe, the one who designed us and loves us despite everything. How is that even possible? How do i even begin to dream the things that God has for me? That’s why in the past year i have developed this confidence in God that i can’t even fully describe. It definitely wasn’t a quick process, or an easy one for that matter, but every single day i realize more and more that if i rely fully on God and go where he leads me, how will it not work out? Why would God urge me into a place of pain and suffering for myself? I find that when we start to stray away from his path, and look into our own selfish desires, do things start to get shakey. That’s when we have the most struggles and pain. So why even look to the left or right? I know, i know, it’s tempting! In a lot of ways it could be the easier way out. If i was to put my own life under a microscope i could see why me choosing not to continue in YWAM would be easy. I wouldn’t have to ask for support, or live so far away from home. I could stay in my cozy room with my wonderful family and go to the college down the road and graduate. Not bad things at all, but so not what God has called me to, and i know that. That’s why i choose a life that isn’t always comfortable and will have it’s challenges, because God knows what is best for me. In the past few months i have learned so many things, even though it may seem like not much is happening in my life. I have learned patience and faith in a way that i have never had to before. I have had so many amazing revelations on what it means to believe and be a follower of Christ, and that is so worth the hardships to me! If i end my day having learned something, even if it’s small, that day was good, despite what happened. I love that. I love serving a God that constantly surprises me! He is always showing me his love, even when it seems dark and dreary! I can’t imagine not living my life the way i do, because i know that this is what God created me for. He created me for this whirlwind life of missions and faith. I am so excited to see what my future has, because i know that if i walk down that path hand-in-hand with Christ i have nothing to worry about. There are going to be hard times and obstacles but we have the power and strength of God on our side, how can we doubt that he won’t be there if we ask him? I just really want to encourage all of you to continue on, keep battling, keep pushing forward, and don’t ever give up or lose faith!