After almost two years of twists and turns, setbacks and blessings, and some intense preparation… It’s time.
When the Lord promises to give us the desires of our hearts, He doesn’t cut us short. He goes above and beyond anything we could ever ask for or imagine. He exceeds expectations and shatters standards. He completely (and on a daily basis) demolishes the tiny box that I constantly try to put Him in…. And I love that about Him.
I had plans for my life that I “thought” were great, but they were also safe and small and comfortable. God had an entirely different set of plans that are mind blowing, risky, and wonderful. I get to live with my best friend in a beautiful country. I get to play and coach soccer, the sport my dad raised me on since I was 4 years old.
BUT, most importantly, I get to freely love and “do life” alongside of some sweet South Africans.
I’m sitting in Terminal F at Gate 19 waiting for my first flight to London with a stuffed moose named Chauncy on my lap. (He travels the world with me, don’t judge)
Do I miss my family already? Yes.
Am I nervous? Yes.
But I’m human, and these emotions will pass. Until then, I have the Word of God, and it says “do not be discouraged and do not be terrified, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you may go”
Am I alone? Never.
…And It’s go time.