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*fizz/pop*

I was having a conversation with Clay the other day about how, as a kid, I used to think that becoming a missionary would awful. I’m a homebody, I like to be in a familiar area. I like to feel completely comfortable in my surroundings. So for a 12-year-old me, being a missionary was a terrifying idea. Traveling to a foreign country, surrounded by people speaking a different language, adjusting to cultures and norms vastly different from my own… It was really, really scary.

I believe that a huge piece of Faith is choosing to be ok getting outside of your comfort zone. I believed this even as a kid. So as a 12 year old, I was completely, absolutely, positively sure that God was going to call me to be a missionary, solely because it was the last thing on earth I wanted to do. Now, at 20, I’ve been involved with ministries, become the Women’s Outreach leader in a local college bible study, and been halfway across the world and back administering health care to the men, women, and children of Zambia. Is this considered missionary work?

mis-sion-ar-y

1. a person sent by a church into an area to carry on evangelism or other activities, as educational or hospital work.

So to answer my previous question, yes, it is missionary work. I am a missionary.

“The second you walk out the doors of this church, you become a missionary to the world. Your calling as a Christian is to administer the love of your Lord and proclaim his word to everyone.” -Tony VanDerWilt

I look back at my childish fears and laugh to myself. Cause isn’t it funny that something I so greatly feared has become the position I now jump at the chance to fill? He not only shows us how to conquer our fears, He uses them! Our God is greater.

“When everything gets so complicated

Who do I choose to believe?

Religion can be so overrated

But all I know is now I am free

I was lost in a place no one wants to be

Trying hard to convince myself to believe

You were there all along, I just couldn’t see…” -EleventySeven “Love in Your Arms”

The lightbulb in my Scentsy went out… And for some reason I don’t fully understand, this has drained nearly every ounce of creativity from me. Interesting… I’ll ponder more on this later…

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in which… Luke 21:17

“… And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake…”

… So I guess…

Haters gonna hate…

réfléchir

Do you ever have “SHAZAM” moments when you’re reading your bible? One of my favorite things to do is open to a random page and read whatever my eyes fall on, and I had my own, personal, shazam moment this morning. I was literally thinking thoughts along the lines of, “I really want to write up like, a list I can stick on my wall of ways to keep myself dedicated to the Lord…” and SHAZAM!! [you knew that was coming] My bible opened at Psalms 37, which was highlighted up from previous reading, but had a totally different meaning for me this time around. Recherchez;

3)Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4) Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5) Commit your ways to the Lord, trust in him and he will do this: 6) He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. 7) Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes. 8 ) Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret, it only leaves to evil. 9) For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land…

SHAZAM!!

We live and we learn to take/ One step at a time/There’s no need to rush/ It’s like learning to fly/ Or falling in love/ It’s gonna happen when it’s supposed to happen/ And we find the reasons why/ One step at a time