Weekends are always a challenge for me where writing is concerned, so once again I’m a little behind on my 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes…… I’m going to “give” it a try to get caught up!
Time Starts Now!
Have you ever considered giving up everything you’ve known and are comfortable with in order to follow God’s call? My friend Marilyn did exactly that. After a mission trip to teach gardening skills, Marilyn came home, left her Principal position, sold her house, truck, and most of her possessions so she could get on a plane that took her to a new life in Bungoma, Kenya and eventually to establishing Living Hope High School. Getting there took miracle after miracle and Marilyn’s journey is inspiring beyond belief! (you can read her entire story here at myseaofthought)
As much as I admire Marilyn and all she’s accomplished, I cannot see myself giving in that same way! Can you? That being said, I know that if God has a plan like that for my life or yours; He’ll prepare and give us what we need to be willing to go where He leads. But, here’s an amazing thing about God; He doesn’t gift us all with the same things or lead us on the same paths. Each of us has our own unique way to answer God’s call.
I wish I could say that I know exactly what mission God has for me, but I don’t. I do believe though, that each of our journeys begin with us giving our whole heart over to God. Not just the parts we’re comfortable with (I’m sure guilty of that) but to be willing to offer every fiber of who we are to Him to use as He wills. I don’t know about you, but that’s scary to me! At the same time it’s exciting to see what He can accomplish through this hesitant gal! So, are we willing to give up everything for God? I pray we are. After all, long ago, He gave up His “Everything” on a cross, Just. For.You. And. Me.