to be submitted to God

So, I have this plan which does not seem to be fleeing me, like most of my plans. This plan is open to changes, new circumstances, and whatever life may have in store for me. It is a plan I am submitting to the Lord, for him to do as he wills, if that means changing it or taking it away, so be it. God is God, and my life is his.

I have a few passions which I believe are all related somehow. I have a strong desire to guide people in making good relationship decisions, mostly relationships of the romantic type; however, I also enjoy resolving issues in other relationships. I also have zeal for sexual purity, what it is, why it is important, and how wonderful it is. And recently I have a new passion brewing; it is a heart for men, simply speaking to the hearts of men, inspired by John Eldredge’s book “Wild at Heart”. I believe all of these are interrelated, and I am ready to see where God is leading me.

This time here in Poland has certainly been what I have expected, which was just a “time to depend on God” everything else has/will been/be a super bonus. I now consider myself permanently attached to the people here; I hope to make a commitment of visiting them once a year. I also want to finish my associates degree when I return to Seattle, then transfer to a school where I can dig deeper into relational/family/men’s ministry. I will see what God has in store, I know much of it is up to me, and as long as these fires burn in my heart, nothing is going to stop me.

There is nothing quite as potent as a focused life, one lived on purpose. The men and women who have made the greatest difference in history were the most focused. For instance, the apostle Paul almost single-handedly spread Christianity throughout the Roman Empire. His secret was a focused life. He said, “I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. [Phil 3:13]” [Rick Warren: The Purpose Driven Life: Day 3