At an age where you are studying and working hard it is only natural to look forward to summer and want to play. You know go to the beach, have fun with friends. Well Spring Break was enough for my daughter!
She is planning to spend the first 5 weeks of her summer in Guatemala ministering to kids through a mission trip with Buckner International.
To raise support she started her own blog about the trip, life, and how God is leading her.
Of course, being the biased Mom, I think there is much to learn from this wise almost 20 year old! I do all of the time.
Check out her blog and if you can help support her trip with prayer, or funds, she will be so grateful. I believe she is a little over half way there.
An excerpt from her most recent post:
Where Did That Come From? by Rachel Miley
As I’ve said, God has been revealing Himself to me in crazy, unexpected ways for the past year. It seriously amazes me to look at where I was last August (2011) and to see where I am standing now. Only by the grace of God. I don’t know why He chose me, but I’m so incredibly thankful that He did .
All of that to say… I’ve learned a lot! About myself, God, life, relationships, others, and so much more. God’s hand in my life has been extremely evident. He has strategically placed people, situations, experiences and thoughts into my life to help me learn all of these things! Most of the time I’m in awe of how perfect His timing is. I’m often left saying “Where did that come from?” because things just pop into my life unexpectedly and of course, perfectly.
Life Lessons from God
1. Let Go
Control is not something I was designed to have. In fact, I never really had it, but instead what I had was an illusion that I could plan and perfect my life to be how I envisioned it. But that is not the case! And praise God for that! Because what I’m learning is that my life is not safe in my hands, nor are any of the people I love and care about. I would much rather hand them over to God, where He can take care of them and hold them much more adequately than I can. Sounds easy, right? Why not hand everything over to the designer of life and healer of brokeness? Wrong. This is the hardest lesson I’ve had to learn. And I still fail daily. But when I start to grasp at all of the things I’m struggling to give to God, BAM. I am reminded of this lesson. Where did that come from, right?
2. You can’t have all the answers……READ MORE!