Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Filling My Time with His Story

After months of having absolutely no feasible writing idea, alas it has come!

Yes that statement has a lot of issues but the good news is this: the words have come back to me! yayyyyy!

I am at a crossroads but I focus on moving one step forward and keep looking up! He will guide my footsteps; He knows the path I should take. The fact that he gives us free will is great, but its a pain, too. I hate knowing that I am the only thing that keeps getting in my own way...and its free will that gets me there.

I obeyed his command and was water baptized on August 17, 2011. It was an amazing experience. My friends and family were there to love and support me. The pastor knew not to put the microphone in my face...you know I can't speak when I'm feeling emotional and I've been an emotional wreck for weeks. I cry at the drop of a dime. Its crazy, but for someone who didn't cry for what seemed like 5 years its great to have my emotions back. I'm alive. Yes indeed. God spoke through the pastor of the issues that hold me back in life. It was truly amazing!

I'm loving my Bible studies and my church. I'm growing in my faith each and every day. I'm starved for His word, reading the Bible every chance I get. It's really weird how He's taken over my life...I love it!...but He's on my radio in the car, I'm watching His chosen shows on TV, I'm reading His book instead of my favorites. But I'm loving every minute of it.

I've felt alone for a very long time. I hate having free time and I tend to fill my time with any kind of pursuit, perhaps so I do not realize how alone I am. But everything happens for a reason. I've heard it a million times and rolled my eyes each time, but I understand it for the first time in my life. This is a period of waiting. He's given it to me for a reason and I have lessons to learn for the next portion of my life. I have joined an international sorority and have reacquainted with friends new and old. I'm connecting again. Its amazing, indeed.

I'm loving the Art classes that I'm teaching. I never thought myself capable of teaching but a few of my students are loving it so I must be doing something right.

There are a lot of changes going on in my life. I know He has big plans for me. I can't wait to see where His path will take me.

Biggest thought in my head: Whatever you need of me, You only have to command it!


Angie said...

You're a wonderful witness, Mindy. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. God bless!

Mindy Blanchard said...

Thanks Angie! I sure miss u!