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I am Steph! I am a 30-something mom and wife. I am Bi-Polar. I am an Autism mom. I work full time outside the home. I overcommit myself every single day. I sometimes wonder how my husband puts up with me on a day to day basis. I have 2 children, one neuro-typical and one not so neuro-typical. I am a hot mess. I am Steph.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

God's Battlefield or Mine?

"Our battlefield as women is being faithful to fulfill the calling Jesus Christ has given us."


How can we deny that?  

I went to Lay Minister Training this weekend at one of my favorite places in Michigan, Wesley Woods Camp.  If you ever get a chance to attend a Retreat here I highly recommend it!  This place is just awesome and I can't imagine how awesome it is in the summer when it is full of young blood at their summer camps!  

So, I almost wasn't going to go this weekend.  One of my best friends from High School got married tonight (Dana, I'm SO sorry I missed your big day!  But know that I was there in spirit!!) and I didn't want to go by myself and not know anyone!  Even though I'm getting older now, I still don't like to be the weird girl that doesn't have any friends! But that's neither here nor there! LOL  

But God was calling me to go.  He was pushing me and erased any doubt that I had about going so I signed up.  He had a plan for me that I couldn't see yet, but he knew that I needed to be there this weekend! 

I took a class on Storytelling, even though I went into it thinking I am pretty boring and I don't have any stories to tell.  I was wrong.  I met the most fascinating people this weekend!  The stories that were shared were unbelievable!  The people that were in our class were so different yet so a like at the same time!  I was just in awe the entire weekend! 

I met a girl while there named Sarah.  She is a high school senior who is getting ready to graduate and start college this fall and is considering Ministry.  In the short time that I got to talk with her and hear her story I can already tell she is going to do great things in her life!  She is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met!  

Meeting her really got me thinking about what God is calling me to do in my life.  I have always thought that I would work with children or youth.  I've worked with youth before and loved it!  However, lately I have been feeling the need to work with young adults.  Yes, one could call me a young adult myself, but come on...I'm pushing 30 now!  But back to my point. I have been feeling like I need to do more with my ministry than I am currently doing right now but I haven't really figured it out yet.  Could Sarah be what I am looking for?  Did God place us both at the same weekend Retreat in the same class on purpose?  ABSOLUTELY HE DID!! God knew that we needed each other and he brought us together. And I'm not gonna lie, I am pretty darn excited about it! 

I want to finish this post by asking you all to pray for me now.  Pray that I can be a good mentor and role model to Sarah.  Pray that our friendship will blossom and grow!  Pray for her as she is ending a part of her life to begin a new and exciting part!  Pray for the both of us as we are both growing in our faith and learning new things as we go and Pray that we will never forget that "Our battlefield as women is being faithful to fulfill the calling Jesus Christ has given us.". 

Until Next Time....

1 comment:

  1. No matter what age we are, no matter what point in life we are facing, Jesus' calling on us is always there, always relevant and always challenging. Your prayers are mine too: to be faithful to our calling every day. Blessings as you search out new ministry opportunities.