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followers! Hope all is well with everyone. I haven’t really been blogging much lately considering I have been really trying to figure some HUGE decisions out.
I have been really considering doing missions as my career for years, but always have never given it a fair chance considering I wanted “college experience” or because I just thought it was unrealistic and honestly down right scary. For the past several months, God has been bringing this strong missions yearning into my heart. So I have been doing lots of research, talking to a lot of people and really praying about it while studying the word. It’s amazing when you ask, seek and knock, how loud and clear the Lord speaks.
I attend ASU, a college in Arizona and “was” currently studying Sociology to someday be a counselor. I have for months been contemplating taking time off and see what the Lord really wants me to do considering I feel it is nothing that ASU offers. Today I got up, prayed to the Lord that he would make it clear if he wanted me to stay in school or do missions. I went to financial aid, student accounts and registrar to see the steps of withdrawing. This “withdrawing” is so scary to me, but I soon found out that i actually could do it with no repercussions. I have to pay no money back for grants because I was before the deadline and soon found out I was also before the deadline to not get a W on my transcript. As I was going from cubicle station to building around campus I was just praying that the Lord would make it evident of what he wants me to do. As I am waiting to talk to the final person about finalizing my withdraw I open my memory verse application on my phone which I just bought last night. I haven’t really looked at it and it had all these random bible verses, as I am waiting this is the verse I read,
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”[f] How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”[g]
This literally gave me tears in my eyes, and I would have started crying right there in the hall with people around me if I didn’t have the lady come out and call my name. The Lord spoke volumes to me and gave me a confirmation and peace that this is truly the way he wants me to go. It’s amazing. God is so so so great and I truly know I experienced a miracle today. Everything went so smoothly, which in my opinion is another way of God letting me know that this is right. I just had to share considering I couldn’t just keep this to myself and the others I have told. The Lord is good, and we just need to ask, seek and knock.
best thing about moving back to my hometown is the fact of being able to see the beautiful stars at night. I love just gazing up to the sky and having my mind baffled. We are so small, and sometimes we forget. It’s insane to think how small we truly are. The Universe is SO big, and beautiful and God is the brillant creator of it all.
“The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become - because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be…It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.”
— C.S. Lewis
Let’s live every second of this short life for Jesus Christ. We never know when could be our last day. Everyday is new and an opportunity for us to get closer to Jesus and spread the gospel…WHO’S WITH ME?