A friend asked me the other day about my vision. What is the work God has called me to do? What do I want to accomplish? I appreciated her question. Sometimes people in difficult situations push themselves only to the point of “getting by.” But to me, that is limiting God. Every day we are given, no matter the circumstances, God is expecting us to make the most of it.
The blog is up and running — and right now you are reading it. I hope lives are touched through it. And that it opens doors for God to send people into my life as well.
I want to start back school and finish my degree.
I do still want to preach and Pastor but I’m not sure how effective I would be or how that would work considering my current limitations. But with God, we don’t have to have all the answers.
The vision I had before I got sick was to carry the Gospel across racial lines, denominational lines and geographical lines. Howard Thurman, a black theologian, once said if two people were forced to share the same space for a period of time, they could break down any barrier that separated them. That is my goal; to show people that no matter our differences, we share more in common than we know.
The commonality that we all have is that we crave love. For me, the greatest love I know came from Jesus on the cross. I want other people to experience this love, and so I am persuaded to share it, in whatever way He will allow me. Sharing comes not in word alone, but also in deed (1 John 3:18).
To whoever may be reading this, perhaps God has plans for us to connect. Perhaps you know a church, organization or group of people that I could speak to, visit, volunteer or work with.
In expectation I believe doors will be opened for us both.