During my time abroad I received prophetic words confirming my prayers and dreams, inspiring a new level of hope for the future. We are to hold onto these promises in which He speaks over our lives; God has such great plans for each one of us! A few months ago I got a sneak peek of mine…
I explored various job and ministry opportunities in search of where God was directing me – post DTS. These options included: returning to college, a secondary YWAM school, a personal assistant role with a very respectable (and influential) woman in Scotland, and working in good old Lancaster. I’ve returned back to school to pursue a degree in international business. Why do I feel so strongly about this particular route?
I recognize I am a leader who consistently operates in compassion and exhortation. I recognize I possess an innate ability to love people, unconditionally, regardless of any variable. I recognize that kind of love (inspired by Jesus) for people goes so far that I refuse to allow them to remain comfortable and I won’t apologize for it. FATHER GOD loves them too much to leave them where they are! He LOVES when His kids walk FULLY in the identity available to them- the freedom that is available to them in Jesus! Why? Because it’s in THAT place of identity and intimacy we discover the real character of Father God. We gain HIS perspective on ourselves, our brothers and sisters, and our world. I recognize that I am eager to learn how I can better serve people because I derive my energy and stamina from seeing others thrive. It is in my BONES to learn, learn, learn and share, share, share to grow, grow, grow and NEVER grow comfortable. MY spirit thrives on adventure, challenges and passion.
So why international business?
Realizing Abba wasn’t asking me to sacrifice my natural skills, gifts and talents in the academic world, released me into the freedom of not having to choose missions OR business. His calling on my life is a beautiful blend and integration of both. He resurrected such an important part of ME… (which obviously He knew Lol). I know returning to school is an opportunity to further my skillset, strategies and impact for the Kingdom.
What values do I want to live by?
I want to live a life that values fellowship, accountability, growth in Christ, learning, and sharing with others what I’ve learned to hopefully equip them. I really just want to be known for loving on people, and investing in them. There is no such thing as a bad investment in the body of Christ.
What is the most fulfilling thing you have done in your life? What made it fulfilling?
The most rewarding experience was my Discipleship Training School (DTS). I found it fulfilling because I experienced immense and accelerated growth in my walk with Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit. DTS helped me realize my identity in Jesus; who I truly am and how I was created. My relationship with God has been completely redefined because of Youth With A Mission (YWAM). He desires such an intimate relationship with His kids that I have become passionate in bringing others into the freedom that I’ve found in Christ Jesus. I think being in a community where connection, growth and celebrations are shared is SUCH a gift because it breeds flourishing.
So, there’s me.