in the past two weeks, I was blessed with the crazy and amazing opportunity to go to Ireland and Northern Ireland and minister over there. oh my gracious, it was so amazing, I got to spend 10 days, in my new favorite country with my new favorite friends and my heart has never been more full. We got to share the gospel through service, song, words, and actions. We did community service, sang at several churches, shared testimonies, and all around just tried to bless any and everyone we met with God’s love and kindness. What a rocking awesome time and how great is our God that He can use 80 teenagers to touch the lives of people who are so much older than them. He even uses the little things like cleaning out a store to touch the life of someone or a testimony from a 15 year old to move the life of a 40 year old man. What a marvelous, personal, and loving God we serve. In Ireland, I had the chance to encounter God on such a deep level and one thing that He taught me is to be more fearless in what I do. The verse that He kept bringing me back to was Esther 4:14 which says:
“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Esther 4:14 NKJV
now I know that at first this verse does not seem applicable to life. Like no one is randomly made queen anymore and has the chance to save a nation but y’all this verse goes so much deeper than that. Perhaps you were made for such a time as this is what this verse is basically saying, perhaps this is the moment in which God has something amazing planned for you so why let fear ruin the moment. I’m not going to lie to y’all, when I was not that excited to go to Ireland. I didn’t know that many people in our choir and some one at my school who had been to Ireland with her family told me it was the worst place ever and that she hated it(oh man she was SO wrong) and so I was scared that she was right and I almost didn’t go but man y’all then I found this verse in my quiet time and I knew I had to go. I chose to believe that perhaps this was the time where God had something amazing planned and not to listen to what fear was telling me and y’all I’m so thankful that I went because it was SO amazing.
While we were there, I was blessed with the incredible opportunity to share my testimony at a concert and it was oh so powerful to see how the Lord moved and touch lives through my short testimony. but y’all it was scary and I almost didn’t do it, the time when I was told to do my testimony was at the first concert and I was going to go first and I was scared. I’ve never shared my testimony before, I didn’t know what I was going to do or how I was going to say it, and I was supposed to be going first and I would have felt a lot more comfortable if someone had gone before me and I was tempted to go ask the leader to be moved but I didn’t. I didn’t because I was reminded that perhaps that is the time for which I was created, perhaps I had been placed at that time, at the concert, at that church to bless someone’s life, perhaps I was put there at that time for a specific reason and I couldn’t let fear make me miss out on an opportunity to minister.
In Belfast, I had the incredible opportunity to partner with a church to do a service day and oh my gracious it was so fun!! but y’all at first I was not pleased with the assignment I was given, I wanted to work in the nursery with the little kids but instead I was assigned to clean up a sweet ladies toy shop and I was upset. But then I was reminded that perhaps this was the time for which I was created, perhaps I was given this task because that is where my God given talents could best be used for His glory and y’all it was. This lady owned three shops and it was just her running them and she needed help. My group and I cleaned one of her shops and organised it and y’all she was on the verge of tears, she was so moved. And that’s how we were able to minister to her because instead of being upset that I didn’t get what I wanted, I took that calling that perhaps this is the time for which I was created, perhaps this was the moment in which through me, God could change a life.
y’all one thing I want you to take away from this blog is to not let anything prevent from doing something that could do good. don’t let fear stop you from complementing someone, it could make their day and don’t let people’s opinions prevent you from doing something that you love because perhaps, that is the moment for which you were created. perhaps this is the moment for which God is going to use you as a vessel to glorify His greater kingdom. perhaps this is the time for which you were created! I love each of y’all so very dearly and I want to leave you with this… what is holding you back? what is preventing you from going into a situation that perhaps you were made for. perhaps my sweet friends, perhaps that is a moment for which you were created. so be fearless about , because perhaps, that is the moment for which you were created. you are priceless
if your interested in seeing more about my trip to Ireland, here’s a video of my time there 🙂
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as everyou can.”-John Wesley