“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
We just entered the Christmas season (yay!!) and it came up so much faster, yet so much slower than I thought it would. Nine months ago I received the email that I was accepted to be a part of the team of 7 women who would travel across the world to Thailand. I was PUMPED, and after the excitement faded I realized how absolutely terrified I was.
So, I tried all the things, “God if you don’t really want me to go, don’t let me raise the money in time”, so naturally, a month later (and months before it was due) all of my support came in. Okay, that obviously didn’t work, so I did the “but God, i’m terrified of puke and people puking their guts out around me”… okay, I haven’t really gotten over that one, but i’ve accepted that I will probably just have a panic attack, pass out, and get over it.
As the weeks have passed by fears have entered my heart, distractions have come in my life, and yet one thing has remained the same, Jesus.
When you ask Jesus to do more in and through you, and take you wherever He wants you to go, He will. A lot of the time that doesn’t look like your white picket fence dreams being answered. Instead, it looks like actual obedience to go wherever He calls you. CRAZY, RIGHT? no. Actually, obedience to Christ should at times look like giving up all comfort and traveling across the world to share the Gospel with people who don’t know Him. Knowing that He came for the 1 and not the 99, that one matters.
As I sit almost exactly one week from when I will face a fear and get on a plane across the world (I MEAN, LITERALLY ACROSS THE WORLD), I am resting in the truth that God’s power is made perfect in my weakness. Obedience to Christ for me right now looks like packing my bags and getting on a plane and being a 11 day missionary to Thailand.
Don’t worry, ya’ll I’ll keep you updated.
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