Thursday, June 20, 2013
the great adventure
This summer has been my first taste of "adulthood."I had the opportunity to travel the world, but I turned it down to work. But it's funny how life turns out. Ducking my head down, pushing through, accepting the monotony and occasional loneliness of being responsible is paying off. I love my job. I'm studying hard so I can pass the Spanish CLEP test at the end of the summer and graduate on time. I'm learning so much about prayer through my Lifegroup. I'm spending time with lovely friends. And best of all, I'm finally owning up to what God called me to do seven years ago at a tiny church camp nestled in the Ozark hills: I'm preparing to go. I'm being presented some really cool post-grad opportunities, if I let God lead and push myself out of my comfort zone.
I'm learning that everyday life can be an adventure, too. That it doesn't matter if I'm wandering the streets of Nashville, Fez, Chitre, or Malaga. God can use me anywhere if I allow Him to open my eyes to the opportunities around me. I'm not one of those "intentional" people. I don't try to make every experience into a great, philosophical revelation. But it's true that there is beauty in every single day. A beauty passed down from the Father of lights.