Here I am. Send me. (Isaiah 6:8) It’s the end of the beginning! Today is the day I leave my home campus of Indiana Wesleyan University and embark on the next stage of preparation for Lithuania. I wanted to write this first entry today to express all the thoughts and feelings I have during this time of transition.
The last few days have been incredible… such a blessing! God has truly made Himself evident to me. This semester has been full of challenges, frustration, tears, and sleepless nights. It’s been one of those times in life when I am thankful for the lessons, but I wish I could learn without experiencing all the growing pains. As a result of all the low points, I have really been able to feel God’s presence, especially during the last week and a half. At the beginning of the semester, I felt lonely, unimportant, and inadequate. Last night, I smiled inside as I realized how God has been answering my sorrowful prayers of heartache.
So, the end of the semester has turned out to be bitter-sweet. The day that I thought I couldn’t wait for no longer seems so appealing. However, I know that what lies ahead is much bigger than me. This semester has served as a tool in God’s hand to help prepare me for the next four months. As I pack up to head home, I am reminded that there is still much to learn and accomplish before I board that plane in January. May God give me the grace, peace, strength, and courage to continue!
Hi, I'm Katie... just a girl, living this adventure for the glory of God. Thanks for reading!