Monday, May 13, 2013

just be all there

Eighteen more days until I leave for Chad. 

What's strange is how the closer I come to leaving for this trip and experiencing all this change, is that I learn things I never would've thought I would be learning at this point. 

God's showing me that no matter where you are, you can always serve Him, you can glorify Him, you can fall in love with Him. 

For some reason people get the idea that being a missionary suddenly makes you a greater Christian. After a lady exclaiming how "good" I was to spend my summer overseas, I almost felt sick. Partly because I start to get prideful, partly because it's all Jesus, not me. 

I guess I'm trying to say don't be discouraged because you feel like you're not doing anything this summer, or maybe what you're doing doesn't seem as important as a trip to an orphanage in Uganda. God uses you where you are, if you just let Him. 

I'm learning to let go, too. I've always had this idea that I'd be a missionary and travel everywhere and always be on an adventure. But maybe God doesn't want that for me. I feel like He wants me to go to Chad now. But I can't just say that I know what I want to do with the rest of my life. God could want me to get married, settle down, and have ten kids. God could want me to go to college and end up teaching at the local highschool. 

I can't know everything. That's the thing about faith, about following Jesus. You have to take things one step at a time and believe. 


  1. I needed this today // and that picture of you is super cute. :)

  2. THIS is why I love you so much. ; ) Yep, and when you look back 10 years from now, 20 years from now, you'll thank God for every moment you get to spend... in Chad, in Shelbyville, where EVER that may be... I love you to pieces!

  3. How true...beautiful, poignant words.
    I'll be thinking of you in Chad!
    p.s. gorgeous photo btw! <3

  4. I looovvee this post. And your design: aduwhduwehufhweukhfiu

    ANd I was totally gonna say something else, but i totes forgot.

  5. ^what Hannah said, pretty much. :)

  6. I REALLY liked this post! I'm going to Mexico for about two weeks this summer and your right people can think that just because your going on a mission trip you have reached the next level of Christianity but you are right you can serve God anywhere you are.

    So glad I found your blog!



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