Hallelujah! Hallelujah! I made it to my 33rd birthday! This birthday holds a huge significance for me for many reasons, but mostly because this year, I get to spend my 33rd year of life, traveling the world, loving and serving others as Jesus did. How cool is that?
It is also my third year being a divorcee, I am homeless for the first time ever, I am leaving a career behind, along with family and friends and I am stepping into the unknown to embark on this once in a lifetime adventure with a group of strangers and Jesus! #whatismylife?
I. CAN’T. EVEN.
I am in total awe of what the Lord is doing in my life right now and I have so many emotions about it all. I am happy and sad. Super excited, yet nervous. Totally anxious and just overwhelmed with so many feelings about my departure. I know this is going to be one heck of an adventure but I also know that my heart is going to break, more times than I can ever imagine. Anthony Bourdain once said this:
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
I can only hope and pray, that with this trip, I can come into a deeper understanding of who I am, who God has called me to be and that through my actions, others can see more of Jesus in me. That is what I hope to experience and what I also hope to leave behind.
This is my Jesus Year. A year where I get to experience Jesus like never before. I actually had no idea that this was my Jesus Year. My mother actually pointed it out to me when she and my father called at 6:00a.m. to sing me Happy Birthday! But how amazing, to know that God has gifted me this life and is granting me this opportunity to go out into the nations and make disciples? I can’t wait to share in this journey with you.
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