via Daily Prompt: Distant

The last two days are somewhat of a blur.  I’ve been busy trying to create a fundraising campaign for my ministry launch that is coming up.  It’s a lot to process, plan, and implement but I enjoy creative challenges…especially the ones that feel ten miles outside my comfort zone.  I have spent the day falling back into the worn out saying of “I can’t believe I get to live this life!”  It’s true.  It is hard to fathom that God is really allowing me to partner with Him to start a ministry.  It’s not always easy and I’m exhausted by bedtime but I can’t think of anything else I would rather do than full-time ministry.  As CrAzY as this season feels at times, it will soon be a distant memory and we’ll be getting on a plane to take the Gospel to the nations.

When God asked us to pick up our whole life and move to this new city, He had already lined up wonderful friends for us.  My daughter spent the day with a friend from her new school and it was really nice to know that she was safe and having a blast.  Not once did I worry that she was in a home that may not be a good influence on her.  God has brought us to this land filled with everything we need to enjoy this season.  I’m so thankful that among the soon distant memories of building a ministry from the ground up, we are also building childhood memories of fun times with friends and family.

I used to think having fun was difficult.  I didn’t really know how to do it.  I wasn’t able to relax and always had to be on guard of anything that may trigger us and send us spiraling downward unexpectedly.  Wow, life has really changed!  God has healed me so much and I find myself building fun into my schedule with joy and anticipation.  Trying new things are still overwhelming at times, maybe that’s normal for everyone?  But it’s no longer on the “I would NEVER do that” list.  That list is much shorter today, mostly replaced by the “How can we make that happen?” list.

It’s a season of opportunity!  What will you make happen this week?