It has been quite a few weeks since I have made a new post. Not that I was taking a break from writing but life just got busy. I’ve been making notes and blog ideas in my journal for the past few weeks but life just hasn’t really afforded me a solid chunk of time to sit down and write. Now that my laptop has committed suicide, I took that as an excuse to take the pressure off of pressing forward with my book project and updating my poorly neglected blog.
God said otherwise.
So now, I will be using my dinosaur desktop to keep up with the blog and going old school pen and paper for the time being for my book. Not my idea of course, but a nice little nudging from the Holy Spirit to remind me that there is always a way to accomplish God’s will, even if the road is long and hard.
Aside from that, my main excitement lately is the fact that I will be traveling with an amazing team to Nicaragua for a mission trip this Saturday. God has been beyond faithful in providing for this trip and I am just in sheer amazement at how He has made everything come together. I was wrestling with the idea of going for many weeks after I had put the deposit down to reserve a spot, more so out of lack of faith that I would be able to raise the money. I even thought about abandoning the mission trip to go on a much needed vacation trip with friends and all I would have to pay for was meals. Tempting to say the least.
After some praying, debating, and arguing with God, He and I settled on the notion that Nicaragua was where I was supposed to be. The trip would be my vacation even while serving others. I would get to take off my Fusion coach, leader, friend, accountability, counselor and mother hats for a week and just be completely open to pour out love on some of the most precious children on Earth. I’m learning to balance life and all the hats I wear and I believe that God wants to show me that His plans for me go so much higher than the limits I place on myself. I can easily get comfortable wearing “coach” or “leader” as my identifier but God has something bigger for me to grab hold of.