Well, I know I haven’t been keeping up with Testify Tuesday….and that is what this post is about for the most part. Not doing what I set myself out to do.
I have always known that I am a person who starts something out super passionately and then as time goes by, that certain something (whatever it may be) sort of dwindles away and I get passionate about something else. It becomes a vicious cycle.
What it comes down to is that I was really convicted yesterday that I need to be a more determined woman. I need to buckle down and do something if I want to do it. No more waiting for “the right time” (although, yes I realize with certain things you need to do that. I am just talking about jogging, fixing a broken table leg, diet, cleaning out the laundry room, etc.)
The thing is, I feel like my close friends and family members have just accepted the fact that that is who I am. Its just my personality. And I only do it to myself. If I tell my friend that I will be there for them, I will always be there. When it comes to other people, I am loyal. But am I loyal to the promises I make to myself? no.
NO MORE, friends! NO MORE! I am praying and striving to be a woman of determination and letting my “‘yes’ be ‘yes’ and my ‘no’ be ‘no'” (Matthew 5:37) . So I am publicly declaring this in hopes that my friends will keep me accountable.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ESV ” Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”
Well on May 2 , Justin and I celebrated our first anniversary!! One year of wedded bliss:) I have definitely learned A LOT about myself, communication, sacrifice, submission, love, patience, and God. Its been amazing:) We are so excited about the future and all that God has in store for us.
One thing we are SUPER excited about is Justin’s new job possibility. Its a total “God thing” how he stumbled upon this place, too. We were at the post office and he saw a flier for a website convention….I guess just for learning about up- and- coming things in the technology world? (you can tell how much I know about what he does, lol). So long story short he went, there were hardly any people since it was a weekday, he had an awesome conversation with the head honcho of the company, and was invited to intern and possibly get a job once he proves himself! He has been interning at this company by the beach and this week, actually, he is going to sit down with his “boss” and talk numbers…I am so proud of him!
Another cool thing God is doing in our lives is our upcoming mission trip to El Salvador. I am still getting used to the idea that we are going! But I know God will do awesome things. I have never been on a mission trip outside the U.S and it is a real test on my trust and courage to say the least!! I am sure this is a bad thing, but I am such a home-body and have a real comfort zone when it comes to just picking up and leaving …..going to a place where I have NO clue what to expect is scary for me! I do know, however, that it is in those moments where God truly reveals Himself and works in awesome ways….when we completely trust in Him and look to Him.
Right now we are just working on raising $$ to go! We will be building a house for hurricane Ida victims, teaching English, and sharing the Gospel (most importantly!). We are ALMOST half way there so I am praying God will provide a way for us to raise all the money!
Needless to say, Justin and I definitely have to much to look forward to:) Who knows whats in our future! more missions? babies? hehe…I’ll be sure to keep you all posted!
Here’s some pics from our anniversary trip to St. Augustine:)
by the river!
bed and breakfast:)