This week has been a “mountain week”. We all know that faith can move mountains but, it wasn’t until this week that I really understood what that meant. With the ECAs (Algebra 1 final) and all of my end of school year stress,I have come to the realization that God is present in my life and that, faith can move mountains!
Within my church, the senior’s have a ceremony where they “pass the baton” to a student who they believe will rise up and become a leader of our youth group. This is a wonderful and life changing ceremony for both the students and the seniors who are present. This year, however, the ceremony was different. My sister was one up on stage “passing the baton”; thus, the water works began to flow. I know what you are thinking, and no, I did not receive my sister’s baton, I received two things that changed my life so much more than any baton could have done.
First of all, I received that “my sister is a senior in high school and will be moving soon” punch in the gut. I have grown so close to my sister in the past year and the despair of not being able to ride to school with her everyday and worship with her at church is, seriously,and I know this is redundant, but, a punch in the gut. However, know that our time spent together is quite limited, it makes me refocus on how I have been blessed through the gift of two spectacular sisters in my lifetime. My relationship with my sister will, hence forth, become more.
More loving. More joyful. More deep. More real.
Second of all, I received a revelation. I had my “aha moment”. God called me to step it up. God called me to become a leader of my youth group, and not just that, God called me to lead in every aspect of my life, whether in school, athletics, or church. I was called. I was looked into the eyes by someone who saw my potential to be a leader and called me out on it. I was so moved that when I got to the car, I couldn’t hold it in, I had to cry. Seriously, God knew that I needed to hear this call to action in words from someone who has impacted my life. I am so grateful for that revelation. It is my job to become that leader that God has called me to become. I will lead. I will make disciples for Christ.
“It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant
XOXO, The Christian Prepster