Give it to Jesus.
I feel like life sometimes is going a million miles a second. One minute you’re a first year college student soaking up sun, backpacking through Eastern Europe and the next you’re waking up everyday to a 9-5 job in a classroom full of 13 years old kids as their teacher and mentor. It’s funny sometimes how life changes, I’m so far from yesteryear now. I’ve gotten to appreciate the smaller things in life - weekends, the sunrise, sleeping in, having breakfast, good movies, nostalgic music. So I guess this is growing up.
"I’ll watch your pretty life play out in pictures from afar"
The following is a message I gave to my youth group at our ALIVE Summer Camp.
Alive to give LIFE.
The revelations of God are of bi-fold purposes. One to speak to you, Two, to speak through you. He will touch your innermost being, often your deepest hurts so that you may be His extension in a world that needs Him so. The woman at the well’s deepest hurts and questions were exposed and answered by Jesus as well as dealt with, she then touched her community. Isaiah’s lips were unclean which meant he spoke words that brought death, God touched His lips literally, and His lips were used to bring life to many. Moses deepest fear was speaking before crowds due to his speech impediments, God touched Him, revealed His character and then used Him to deliver 2 million.
Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will often come out of your deepest hurts.