I know that title may seem a little strange but I feel it's what needs to be done but not in the way you're thinking....
I need to give up on trying to control my life, doing things my way, relying on myself to do everything, and seriously just give God control....this time in New Orleans I know is for Him. He's the one that brought me down here...and He has a reason! I need to know that He is in control and His plan is for the best! No matter how afraid I am of what's next, no matter how scared I am that I'm gonna miss out on something...He KNOWS what's best! He not only sees the big picture but he sees and knows every detail, down to what you're thinking at this exact moment! Who can do that but our God! I'm reading the Old Testament right now and God tells Moses in Leviticus 25 that every 7th year no one should grow anything! So of course the Israellites are like,
You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?" I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years. While you plant during the eighth year, you will eat from the old crop and will continue to eat from it until the harvest of the ninth year comes in.
Because God knew that if he didn't they wouldnt have the fields ready to be harvested since they can't do anything in that 7th year...He provides not only for the 7th year but for 2 more years...He sees the BIG picture and works out EVERY detail! wow! The Israellites were only concerned with that one year, praise God that He knew better!
My application to stay longer is complete! Everything is in and now I'm just waiting for them to review my application and let me know what's next....I thank you all BIG time for praying with me and for me to get that done! I survived my first half marathon with a time of 2 hours 17 min...pretty happy with that! So again BIG thanks for the prayers!
I know God is not done with me here in New Orleans...I feel He is still growing me and using me here to be a light for Him...no matter what I just want to give Him glory and no it's definitely not all about me and what can I get from my experience here...it's about God! plain and simple! It's about giving Him glory and living each and everyday for Him! Pray I can allow God to work in my life, that I let Him work out the details of my life because I know He sees the big picture and knows what is best!
Let me know how I can be praying for you all!