Something that has taken over all my time in the past few years is now done. And no, I am not done with the sport because I will keep playing like no other but I believe that it is the time to move on. To chase my dreams and the desire that God has put into my heart all these years.
It has been a hard decision. Easy on one level, and hard on another level. It’s something that’s been on my mind for a long time and finally I have decided to stop lying to myself, my coach and my team. As you can tell from the last post, it was a tough time for me and things will change alot. For good or for worse. This is to all of you: Thanks for standing me through this whole time, I know it’s not easy for you guys either. I’m sorry that I had to make this decision but I just want you to know that we will still play for fun and be ready to get your butt kicked by me 🙂 I love you guys for being behind me through this, and being so cool with everything.
FISH today was great. Some people from the St. Stephen’s Society came as a speaker. The St. Stephen’s society takes in young adults, teenagers who are ex- traid members, school drop outs, or drug, heroin addicts. They asked us the question of “What are we doing with our lives?” Do we want to do more than just graduate from high school, graduate from college, get a good job, and good money? Has God put a desire in your heart?
When we were told to open our hands so they could pray for us, someone came up to me, put her hand on my shoulder and started praying for me. It is amazing what God does and the timing that he has. She prayed about letting God use me and transform my heart. About how when it’s time God will use me, spark the desire in my heart to serve him. It felt like it was God telling me that it was time to move on, and that is such a big reason I made the choice that I did.
Hearing the testimonies of how they came to know Christ was amazing, unbelievable. But God is in work, everywhere, to those in need and to those who have already come to know him. I was shocked, I was happy, I just wanted to get to know them. They are all amazing people, who have changed their life for the better because they have recieved God’s grace.
I had the chance to talk to one of the staff that works for the society, and asked whether or not there were activities or things I could do during the weekends – whether it was spending time with time and helping them in little or big things. This is such a good chance to get started, to put action into the desire of my heart that God has put into me since a few years ago. It’s all about the timing, God knows when and where, I believe He has a plan for us, every single one of us.
The past few days, I’ve been talking to Corrie alot and webcamming with her alot. I love having a friend like her, a good friend. I can talk to her about anything, make fun of her (ahem), make jokes and just laugh when things are going well or bad. Also been talking friends from Philippines. I am so excited for Philippines… you have no idea.
A new and different start. It will be different but these are the experiences we learn from life. Take some risks. I pray that I have made the right choice and opportunities will come up that will allow me to serve God in the way that I desire. I pray that He continues to build my desire for serving and helping others, put a fire in my heart for You.