oh sounds AWESOME…man, I would eat this opportunity up if it were 10 years earlier. YOU are changing peoples lives Seth…turning their hearts toward God in amazing ways. Giving kids, what a lot of times, their parents can’t even see to give them…but what they yearn for. Someone walking with them…helping them see what God wants for their lives…being there to walk them through it when they get a glimpse of who they are in Christ…and are a little scared because of it.
I KNOW my parents, even as a 20 something, especially an early 20 something, would have gotten mad had I decided to do the world race, and then this community life, they would have said “your throwing your chance at life away”…college first. Then they would have said…”there isn’t time you have to establish your career while you are young”…my problem with them was they said they believed in God, but their answers to life never showed it. So I turned my back on the deep yearnings God had placed in my heart, and went after the life they placed before me…after all they were the parents God gave me…surely they know what’s best.
So 10 years later I am finding myself in Christ. What a waste of 10 years. Not only that, but I never quite lived up to my parents expectations either.
John 15:16 & 19
16″You didn’t choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil.
19 I picked you to live on God’s terms and no longer on the world’s terms, the world is going to hate you.