As I changed planes and waited in airports I thought about what I was going back to: the final 2 months of class & clinical. When I left for Africa I was beaten down and exhausted...I lost what the point was somewhere along the way. How can I now go back and truly walk differently in the hardships and the mundane of the every day? I had to ask myself: does my behavior in all facets of my life reflect my belief in God? Is my life evident of who I serve?
We all know by now that we cannot control the actions of others and though we work for degrees, promotions, grades, relationships.....we still can't control the results. But I rest in the fact that the results aren't up to me, the effort though is. Persevering in faithfulness and showing up when every fiber in you doesn't want to is what we have to do. We must serve Jesus even when we are discouraged and even when no one says thank you because no one is paying attention. We must carry each other's burdens and work for God, looking for the treasures of heaven He showers all over our days. We must work for the benefit of all, never growing tired of the hard work it sometimes is to simply do good and to at the bare minimum just show up.
Luke 10: 34
"Love your neighbor as your self and you will live. The Samaritan took pity on a man who had been robbed and beaten, he bandaged him and placed him on his donkey and took him to an inn"
Have mercy on each other.
There is NOTHING God cannot do through you. But there is no path without risk and all roads will have toils and snares. Show up anyways.
"He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed." Proverbs 11:15
Fill me up God that I might overflow!