WHAT Y’ALL GETTIN BLESSED WITH TODAY?
Hey all! I know it’s been a hot minute since I last posted. I have been going THROUGH it. Not in a bad way, but in a very transitional way that I haven’t been able to do anything but grind, grind, and GRIND. By no means am I complaining; I’ve been loving my life and loving the people in it! First off, let me clear my throat..
I have been in this integrated college/internship called Youth America College for the past three years. We learn the ins and outs of how to lead and build the local church, while serving is our top priority. This program is very unique, because we hold events throughout the year, and Youth America Summer Camp is our biggest mission field that we (as the church) get to play an important role in. I am a proud product of this organization, because it was at Youth America, as a teenager, that I heard the calling to seek something greater in myself. That calling is ministry.
The reason why I have been away from blogging was because I wanted to solely focus on Youth America as this was my last time fully being in it, as a student. It was kind of like senioritis all over again. It was my last year in college, my last year in YAC, and my last year to be in my role. I wanted to make sure YA had all of my attention so that I could carry out my role and execute it excellently. This season in my life was very challenging, because before that I exited a season where I thought I had it all planned out. And how many of us know that we can’t dwell in our plans to keep us prosperous in the next? It’s hard for me to acknowledge, but I am so confident in myself that it allows me to push myself away from God’s comfort. My independency develops this wall that keeps God away. For my young leaders that have been through this similar season (you know what I’m talking about). We get so focused on doing things for God that we lose sight in spending time with Him. We get so tied up with dwelling in our purpose that we forget to dwell in His presence. You see, purpose and presence may coincide together, but one outweighs the other. I was too focused in my purpose that I lost sight of His presence. The bible says that if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. (James 4:8) No matter what our purpose looks like, as long as we continue to dwell in His presence, then we will be content in the process. After my last season of YAC, I graduated with my Bachelors in Ministerial Leadership and now hold a Ministerial License. I currently work for Youth America as the CSR (Customer Service Rep) and Registration Coordinator. I know this would not be His plans for me if I continued to be anxious of the future and planned my every moment. (Thank God we’re not God!)
If anybody is seeking comfort today, I speak Psalm 16:11 over your circumstances which says, “You [God] will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of Your [God’s] presence and the pleasures of living with You [God] forever.”