Reflecting Back a Year From Now
It’s good to remember and reflect on what the Lord has said and done in your life and where He has brought you from. If we listen to Him and obey what He says, we will see His Word come to pass.
A year ago today I was at war within myself. You see, I knew God told me in November 2017 to go to Thailand and serve for a year but I didn’t feel qualified enough to go. Long story short, I enrolled in Bible College. I knew deep down if I went to Bible College it would prolong me going to Thailand for quite some time if ever. I started praying begging God which one to choose. He simply told me I would get my answer in July. I was at peace as much as I could be not knowing what my future would hold.
Our Youth group from WOLCC went to IYC, International Youth Conference, in Louisiana where my parents used to attend church. That night at IYC, I was at the altar and nothing special happened. I prayed for a long time and then got up and started praying for others. Some of our youth decided to tarry in God’s presence there and then all of a sudden I was prophesied over that I was to go and be a missionary to the world.
God was literally all over me that night that I couldn’t control my crying. When we went out to the Church bus, I went to the back seat and began praying. I still questioned God!! Does anybody else do that after hearing from Him? After having an encounter and experience with Him, I asked, “Was that really you, Lord?” And immediately He said, “Don’t ever doubt my Word.”
I would like to say I surrendered and told everyone I was going to Thailand the next day but I didn’t. I battled for two more months till I knew that I possibly couldn’t do anything else until I was in the will of God.
Sometimes we forget what the Lord has done. Sometimes we forget the struggle and the battle within it took for us to get where we are now. This is why it’s good to reflect on what God has placed in your heart.
“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.” Isaiah 46:9-10
*A selfie with Gabriel Swaggert and a girl from our youth group the night it happened.