It’s Been A Year: life update + my thoughts on this past year

OH, what a year this has been!!

I am so thankful for where I have come and for the people I have gotten to meet! It makes my heart so happy that there are other girls out there who have the same fiery passion to serve in His heavenly kingdom. Our God is so gracious to each and every one of us.

Not going to lie, a couple times, through out this year I felt the weight of my purpose for his kingdom. I am learning that some times God puts us in the right vicinity of where we should be, because he wants to see how hard we will fight for Him and the people we serve here on earth. Our passions are constantly tested!

Here are some blog post and talks that speak of this!

Why Our Callings Don’t Always Make Us Happy

Don’t Let Your Pain Distract You From Your Purpose

Passion and Pain

Our passions can sometimes bring us pain. We have pain because we are sacrificing our life for a greater cause, something bigger than ourselves! When we give our all and love what our God given gift is, we have to sacrifice.

I’ve always known that not everyone can come a long on my journey- but after listening to TD Jakes I heard another important factor about the relationships I have in my life. These are not his exact words, but it went along the lines of “If they’re not willing to suffer with you- there is no place for them in your life.” This is SO real! As Christians we give our lives to the kingdom purpose. The purpose is to share the gospel in hopes that people will find their identity in Christ and Him alone. Help to show people that there is something bigger than ourselves. A savior who cares for our every need.

You have a purpose.. if you dont know it, it’s time to do some soul searchingClick To Tweet

So what I am saying is that with a purpose as big as yours(yes, yours. You have purpose. If you don’t know it, its time for some soul searching) and mine, we cant let people hold us back. If the people who are surrounding you are not willing to sacrifice their lives for something greater than themselves, maybe its time to let them go. I am not saying this is an easy task, trust me it isn’t. But it’s honestly something we have to go through to get to where we are supposed to be.

This is what I have learned in the past year.

This doesn’t mean you treat people any differently, it just means you dont let yourself get sucked into the same patterns.

Life Update

if you dont know, a month and some change ago I applied and interviewed for a Christian organization called RUF. This will be a two year internship, where I would work with students one on one with students, group sessions, fundraising and much much more. At the very moment that this post goes up I will be in a skype call with them for one last interview. I have no idea what we’re talking about and I’m trying not to make any guesses. I said trying hahaha! I am also open to what ever comes out of this situation. Honestly applying and getting the interview in the first place was a huge milestone for me. I was so grateful for the opportunity to chat with people who are part of such a great organization. RUF had my heart before it even reached my campus this year lol!

You all will definitely be hearing about what happens!! Whether it’s what I want to hear or not. Not everything in life is rose-y, ya know?

Do you ever just know that you are supposed to be somewhere!?Click To Tweet

Second is my internship! This next semester I am working in a homeless shelter near where I go to school! I KNOW, that I am supposed to be there. Just in the first day I learned so much. God truly does put us exactly where we are supposed to be.

Also, somehow one of the directors found my blog, not really somehow because it’s pretty easy to find me I guess! So they found my blog ANND I am going to be writing for their newsletter!!! Say Whaat!? I know, I’m pretty excited about it!! Obviously this isn’t the main thing I will be doing as I am a social Work major. I will also get to work one on one with clients, do group sessions, data entry, and some other things!

I am so grateful for the opportunity to graduate in three years, it is truly a blessing to be following the path that God has set for me. it wasn’t easy to get here, but I am here.

And here is exactly where I’m supposed to be..

2 thoughts on “It’s Been A Year: life update + my thoughts on this past year

  1. I loved the post! Your internship sounds like it will be a great (and eye-opening) experience towards the field you want to end up in!! I can’t wait to see where God takes you with these opportunities:)

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