If you’re on this page, you’re probably curious as to what I’m doing right now. There are many ways I could describe my life, but none truly suffice except for this:
I’m following where God leads me.
In the fall of 2016 that meant going to Kona to take part in a 6-month discipleship training school (DTS) with Youth With a Mission (YWAM), a mission-sending organization. In the first three months of lecture and equipping I learned so much about my identity in Christ and began the journey of listening to God’s plan instead of just pursuing my own. I learned how important it is to live a lifestyle of continual thanksgiving and the importance of living in intimacy with Jesus.
From December 2016 to March 2017, I was in the second part of finishing the DTS and I lived in a South Asian country. Feel free to ask more specific information, however for the safety of long-term missionaries in this place we are not saying which country we are in. Here I learned about the faithfulness of God, understanding the beauty of redemption and the heavy-handedness with which God poured grace over my life; all while seeing Him move in power through salvations and healings in the beautiful people here.
“What about the future?”
Quite frankly, I don’t know what the future will hold for me. All I know is that God’s plans for my life are far greater than anything I could ever have dreamt up on my own. I do have dreams and passions that I believe were placed in my heart for a reason, but something I am learning is to wait on the Lord because His timing is perfect.
However, God has spoken to me about the next season of my life. In the upcoming fall I will be taking a School of Biblical Studies (SBS) because it is something He has called me to: a deeper understanding of who He is, a greater love for the Word of God, and a passion to share knowledge of the Bible to others to help them in their faith.
While on outreach, my team leader said something that hit me straight in the heart, “If we have nothing to offer people except for our personal relationship with Jesus, then what do we truly have to offer them?” I want to be able to give people the truth of who Jesus is, instead of only being able to tell them about the ways in which He has encountered me.
After that, my dream is to return to the country in South Asia where I served a mission. There are many things I am longing to do in this beautiful nation filled with people who don’t yet know that they are beloved sons and daughters. However, it is always more about where God wants to send me than where I want to go.
I am currently in the SBS program and through every page of the Bible, God is constantly and faithfully revealing more of who He is and His character. I felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to write a reflection on every book of the Bible, so for this season that is primarily going to be the focus of this blog! I am learning how to pull timeless truth from the living word of God and not only apply them to general life today, but see myself being shaped by the Word at the same time. It is a truly beautiful process and I am so expectant for the next 8 months!
Thanks for reading about my future and about my dreams. Head to the connect page to ask me anything. If you followed this page from Facebook, feel free to message me on there!