If you've ever wanted a life that's full of adventure and spontaneity, not knowing where you'll end up next, or who you'll meet... here's what you need to do,
- Let go of all your plans
- Forget about your worries and fears
- Leave everything behind
and DO LIFE WITH GOD
If there is one thing I've learnt when your living a life that is guided by the God of the universe, your never going know what's next. I usually set up all these plans and ideas in my head of what my life is going to look like and then in a split second, everything can change. I never really liked change before I came to YWAM, but little did I know I was going to live a life that involves A LOT of change. But contrary to popular belief, CHANGE IS GOOD. It helps us to grow, to discover more about who we are, how we handle different situations, changes our perspective and gets us outside of our comfort zone. We get so comfortable living our lives and we set up goals for ourselves; get the newest Iphone, buy your own car, rent an apartment, have a family. I can say that these were my goals before doing life with God. Those things are all good, but there is no meaning or purpose behind it. Some would say their purpose in life is to have fun and do whatever they want, others would say it's to be a good person and do good things. But don't you ever wonder, there has got to be more to life than this? Of course I have goals, desires, and dreams, but I've given up on planning out my life. Life is so much better when God's in control! He knows my desires and dreams and because he loves me he wants to fulfill those things. Instead of dreaming about having the most expensive Iphone or having the newest car, I dream about going on missions trips to Fiji, or China, or Europe or wherever God sends me. We get to travel while changing lives AND live a life that is FULL of meaning and purpose. Whenever I start to doubt, whenever I wonder why I'm so far away from my family and my friends, or how I'm going to live because I have no money, I always remember that Gods plans are FAR greater than my own. Imagine the best life possible for yourself, whatever that looks like, and then imagine that x 1000! That's what living a life with God looks like. I'm not saying that it's perfect, of course there are trials and disappointments, hurts, and difficulties, but you go through the hard times with the mindset that God is always good. No matter the circumstance. You push through, you persevere and when you look back on your life you'll see it was one that was filled with Joy, Love, Forgiveness, Grace, Excitement, Fulfillment and Adventure, (just to name a few.)
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