Colossians 3:17 ESV
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Recently, I’ve been learning and growing like crazy. In the last three months, I have travelled from Alaska to Montana to Florida to take on the adventure of a lifetime. I was fortunate enough to be granted the opportunity to be a summer intern at Harvest UMC in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Over the past eight weeks, things have been crazy. The people I have met and have been able to interact with are ones that will remain in my prayers for years to come.
Work has kept me busy, and I have learned more than I would ever imagine possible in a short summer. I’ve learned about the different ministries in a church, how the church runs, and how my gifts and skills fit in with all of that.
As important as this work is, I’ve been learning even more about myself, and how God sees me when I can’t see myself.
If I had a theme for the past few years, it’s that trusting God is the way to roll. What will I do this summer? How will this person impact my life? Why can’t I just know now God? God probably is sick of me asking questions like this all the time. But in the midst of each question, I know that my trust in The Lord is stronger than any doubt or insufficiency or hesitancy I might have.
As I finish my final year of college, I’m beginning the process of Seminary! It’s such a cool and exciting time for me, because I have a blank slate. After I graduate at Western, I’ll be off on another adventure. This time, it will be to get my masters of divinity, then continue on wherever God’s path is leading me.
Nothing and no one is holding me back, and I couldn’t be more blessed to be in this place right now.
Each experience I’ve had has lead me here, and I know that where I am is exactly where I am supposed to be. I can’t wait for the new possibilities and new relationships I get to work to build, because I know I was created to thrive, just like we all are.
Thanks be to God!