Sunday, June 19, 2011

This past week

Hi! Long time no see!!
So, I went on a Mission trip. I was not planning on going, but I was praying about it anyways. . If I were to have the opportunity to go would I choose to? Maybe I would go next year. This year was just not my year. I didn't have the finances to go and convinced myself I didn't want to go anyways. Even after I decided all this it was still really on my mind and I continued to pray about it if I got the opportunity to go next year. . Time went on until a couple weeks before the trip someone backed out and left money for someone else to go and I was invited. I was excited. It hit me that I really wanted to go. . Maybe there was a reason I couldn't get the trip off my mind. . I prayed about it that night and also got a verse. . . . You see, I was not wanting to go because the year before I was convinced I was useless and it was pointless for me to go cuz I couldn't do anything because I was a girl and I didn't know how. Now I realize how dumb that was. My verse was

1 Timothy 4:12
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

What I can do through God has absolutely nothing to do with my age, gender, or knowledge.
It has to do with my heart and my willingness to be used by Him. By convincing myself that I am not able to do something for such a dumb reason is keeping Him from using me.

So, I went on the trip. . It was very amazing and I have so much more to share. . Next time.
For now I am going to help my mother make nothing for VBS props. I've never made a bunch of nothingness. . . So, here goes nothing! HA!

Thanks for reading!