During my fundraising process, I met with one of my education professors who identified that many people throughout my years in college attempted to convince me to get a job right out of school and teach, but I didn’t do that. I couldn’t do it. I wasn’t convinced, and she noticed. She could tell I wasn’t confident moving forward in the American school system. As I shared what I’m doing now, she said, “You found it – your call.”
That conversation reminds me of Abraham in Romans 4.
“In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.”
Abraham was called by God to be the father of many nations, and he was fully convinced of this promise because He believed God.
Likewise, I am fully convinced that God has called me to go to the ends of the earth and proclaim His Good News.
I am also convinced that Jesus took all of my sin and shame. I am convinced that I’ve been given new life. I am convinced that I am no longer a slave to sin. I am convinced that the Holy Spirit gives me power to live a life that is worthy to the calling of which I have been called. I am convinced that Jesus is worth it.
Which is why I am now in Zambia! But these truths are not just true of me, they are true of every believer.
I am excited to carry this message and share these truths with people in Zambia and Zanzibar over the next few months. We are believing that hearts will be opened, lives will be transformed, and people will be changed after encountering the love of God.
For those of you who wonder what my life looks like…