What I have learned this past year…and then some

Wow! I can’t believe that another year has come and gone so quickly! It has been such a whirlwind of events- one right after another- and it seems that 2018 is going to start off just as busy as this year.

I have been growing so much over the past 3 months during my DTS and I am expectant for the next season of growth.

God has been so faithful to me and some of the things that I have learned are:

  • I have learned what it is like to fully trust and seek God and spend time with Jesus
  • That friendship is found in the most unlikely circumstances
  • My aroma for Christ is evident in all areas of my life even what I don’t feel or see it
  • That the guy you like isn’t always going to like you back and that’s okay because a great friendship can begin
  • Healing from past wounds helps to move on in my walk with the Lord
  • That I have to learn to let go of my pride in order to fully receive a blessing
  • Receiving gifts is just as good as giving a gift
  • God continues to remain faithful, even what it doesn’t seem like he is near
  • I found out what really matters to me and learned to let go of what isn’t worth holding on to
  • That God is still good, even if I don’t get my way
  • I have much love that I didn’t know I was capable of giving to others
  • I am a nerd and there are others out there just like me (this isn’t actually news but it’s still something great to learn!)
  • That I bring joy and laughter to every person that I come across and I didn’t really acknowledge that before
  • I am more patient than I thought I was
  • That vulnerability is okay and it’s actually a strength 
  • That I am right where God wants me to be.
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After some thought during Christmas, I started to come up with a short mental list of what goals I have set for the upcoming year.

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Some of the goals that I have set for 2018 are:

  • To be more minimalist
  • Invest more in the lives of others
  • To finally fully enjoy my season of singleness and not crush on a guy – Just me and Jesus
  • Travel more
  • Save more money
  • Go kayaking
  • Support missionaries on the field, while I can’t go out
  • Discover a new hobby
  • Read 20 books
  • Write more often
  • Hone my photography skills

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Tomorrow I leave for Nepal and I am so nervous and excited at the same time. I will definitely be even more out of my comfort zone than I have ever been in the past and I can’t wait to have these adventures unfold!

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My DTS group

Please pray for me as my group and I go off to serve others with the love of Christ fueling it!

 

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