So, it has been a month since my last post -- life has been busy!
For the past year or so, I have really been struggling to understand God's purpose for me-- should I be in Wichita? Am I supposed to move? How am I meant to share His message?
I have always had a love for God and a love for His people, but never felt I had the strength (or enough knowledge) to relay scripture. It was discouraging when my efforts to reach out were shot down, or hindered due to lack of support from other people. There were even times where I became frustrated with God, asking Him, "Okay, you commanded me to go and light up the world, so why aren't you helping me succeed?" First of all, never question God, His timing, or His ultimate plan. It's humbling to realize that you are only a tiny little part of His grandeur.
He's the one that saves the world... not me.
Sometimes it is just allowing God's light to shine through your daily activities that makes a big impact. You may not always think that He is using you, but He is: Everyone is special and has a purpose here on this earth. During the Winter Jam concert, Michael Tait said something that really stuck with me. It was simple, and said in a humorous manner, but it is 100% truth. He said we must love ALL people because "God don't make junk." We all tend to judge and treat people different based on income, lifestyles, appearance, or even religious beliefs. We may try putting ourselves above others.. Next time you find yourself judging another (for ANY reason), I challenge you to smile, and tell them that Christ loves them, and let them know they are truly something special.
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." - Matthew 5:16
This weekend, Britt Nicole's "The Lost Get Found" came on the radio. The lyrics of this song hit me, because it reminded me that change starts one heart at a time. It also reminded me that even though I may not be called to preach, or to do out-of-country mission work, I am called to share the light of God to the world, here in my own community. In the words of Britt Nicole:
"Don't let your lights go down,
Don't let your fire burn out
Somebody needs a reason to believe."
I hope you girls understand the impact that you've had on my life, and I hope to share those smiles, kind words, and the love of God with whoever crosses my path in life.
Attached is the full song by Britt Nicole -- wonderful song.
Stay tuned to my blog -- I feel a "Wedding-themed" message coming on! Have a great Monday!