Your life is so much precious than you think so why waste it on things that are not going to last for long? There are so many things that are giving you a pleasure just for the moment or for just a short period of time, so focus on what He can give you, a lasting and eternal joy, the sense of belonging and knowing Whose you are, and who He is. The Saviour who laid down His life and shed His blood only so you can have a free access to heaven, to Him, an eternal life in His presence and a Father who will never disappoint you in any situation.
Half a year ago, God gave me the chance to visit America and work as a camp counselor for the summertime, and since I’ve always felt that my calling is to work with children, I decided to do it. At that moment I did not have any resources and it all seemed impossible, I only had to trust Him, and He was faithful. I am so thankful for all my family and friends, brothers and sisters in Christ who have always kept me in their prayers.
So here I am today, two months have passed already since I came to America and God has richly blessed me, now that I look back. I didn’t have any confidence that I would pass the job interview, that I would be able to get here, to work with children, to work with horses, in a new environment and new country, and truth be told, my faith was small as well ( “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Mattew 17:20). But God has provided, that’s how Amazing and wonderful Father he is! He gave me wonderful memories and good friends and he made me discover myself.
I had moments when I felt homesick and lonely, angry and disappointed and all I wanted to do is just go back home. But I realised what I was missing because every day I had a busy schedule I didn’t make any time for being quiet and steady in His presence, for praying, reading and just being ready to listen. Some recent conversations with a good friend, made me understand my real, spiritual needs, I needed time alone with Him. Here in this place where I am not able to meet with my church and have worship services and youth group meetings, is where I need Him the most. But this is my opportunity to discover Him more, to become more dependent to His love, mercy and faithfulness. Because He is all of these qualities and much more than we can ever imagine with our own human minds.
Relationships, feelings, praises, awards and friendships don’t last, but only He does, and His unfailing love and faithfulness towards us. I hope that if you read this short message you will feel encouraged to look more and try to find Him more in every little thing. He deserves our full attention and our life. He can bless you more than you can imagine, and He can give you dreams and desires that look impossible, but through Him everything is possible.
If you ever feel alone, just remember to look up and pay attention, He is always with you. Maybe my words don’t make sense to you or they seem just words, or you just don’t understand. But let Him show you how wonderful and good He is. If you are ever in need of a friend, He can be your friend; if you need a family, He can show you what a real family is if you feel in need of a Saviour and new target in your life, go to Him.
Be blessed and encouraged today!