Nothing Less Than Amazing

MY GOD IS SOOOOO AMAZING!! I have said it over and over and over again this year, and I’ll continue to say it as I see God move in my life–He never ceases to amaze me!

There’s an award that I’ve been thinking about earning…a pretty big one (let’s just say it’s the equivalent of a Girl Scout Gold Award). It takes a lot of planning and work, plus people skills that I don’t necessarily have. Anyone who knows me well enough would definitely call me an overachiever. I go big or I go home. But this certain award…it scares me. I read through the requirements and it requires some things that I’m scared to do.

I kinda sorta felt like God wanted me to pursue this award, as it would stretch me beyond my limits, take me out of my comfort zone, and grow my faith by forcing me to rely on Him for strength and guidance. But I wasn’t really sure.

In order to be eligible for the award, you have to earn several smaller awards. I figured I should get started on the requirements since the whole thing from start to finish could take several years and it has to be completed before I turn 18. But I wasn’t feeling ready to take the first step, and I was on the verge of chickening out of the whole thing.

I took a moment and thought of how much I really want this, and the answer was enough to give it a try. The first “smaller” award that I have to do has to be done with my pastor, which requires contacting him and asking if He would be willing to help me with this. I typed up the email, said a quick prayer asking God to guide my decisions, and hit send. It was a little first step that didn’t take much effort, but it still took faith on my part. I had to trust God that this is what He really wants me to do. I felt unsure, but I trusted Him.

I then went back and did a little more research on the “small” award to see exactly what it would involve. I found that the course curriculum I have to complete for it is focused on Acts 9:1-31. That passage sounded extremely familiar.

Tears started to roll down my face when I realized why. That was the EXACT passage–verse for verse–that I had just read for my daily Bible reading plan not even half an hour before. God was like, “You asked for a sign that you’re on the right path? There you go, child. Will you believe and trust me 100% now?” It absolutely blew my mind and all I could do was sit there and thank God for His goodness.

As some of my previous posts have talked about, God DOES answer prayer. God WILL give you signs if you ask for them. He is there with you right now, and He wants you to trust Him with everything you have and everything you are. He’s got this. If you’re walking in close relationship with Him and doing His will, you should never expect anything less than amazing.

✨✨✨✨✨GOD IS AWESOME!!!✨✨✨✨✨