Thursday, May 26, 2016

Never Doubt God's Plan for You

Earlier this year, I stopped my "church hunting" when I found what I thought could be a home for me. The church was beautiful, but what mattered to me most was that there was an active youth group. 

Growing up, it seemed like everyone I lived near was either Catholic or Jewish. I went to youth group every week during high school because it gave me an excuse to get out of the house. My youth group became a part of me and I aspired to be like my youth group leaders when I was old enough.

When I moved away for college, I had to sacrifice that chapter of my life and start writing a new one. During college, religion took the back seat in my life. I went to church, I just didn't feel called to make a difference. Once I graduated from college and started working full time, I felt my calling and decided it was time to answer. 

Recently at church, I heard this bible phrase:

John 13:12-15
So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? "You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. "If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

This story spoke to me. I was being called to be a servant of God, just as the way my youth leaders had been servants of God.

Listening to these kids talk about religion and how it affects them in their daily lives really puts everything into perceptive for me. Hearing the maturity that they have when they talk about God, makes me know that I'm doing my job right. Recently, we had out "end of the year picnic" where we played games and ate food. But what meant the most to me was seeing the kids write with sidewalk chalk. 

Seeing these masterpieces makes me smile and know that I made the right choice by committing myself to this church and family. I cannot wait to return as a leader again next year and help these children grow on their faith journey.

Did God call you to be a servant for him? I'd love to hear your story.


  1. Happy you found a place to worship and serve that feels like home. Continue your journey.

  2. Any time I am feeling low or going through something, I often remind myself that God is giving me this journey so that I can use it for good, to see how I can grow in a difficult season.

  3. I love the idea of sidewalk chalk to express what God impressed on them. So glad you found your church home. About 3 years ago we did too, and it's made all the difference in our personal walk, but also corporately and how we fit into and love the Body.

  4. The sidewalk chalk looks like so fun! It's been ages since I've used it!

  5. I absolutely love this message, and I love even more how creative you were with the sidewalk chalk! Such a beautiful, colorful representation of His message for us.

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