When I say God changes plans last minute. I mean very last minute. I mean already being packed and ready to head back to the states and God decides to throw me a curve ball and tell me that I am staying in Ireland another 5 weeks. Yup. You read that right!
I am staying in Ireland until the end of July. The only reason it is until then, is because I have to move back into school a week later! Can you say, “Hello, jet lag?”
Through this whole situation, I have been trying to ’emotionally prep’ myself for the situation that I am in. But first it is a praise for thanksgiving!
First off, I thank God for putting me with such an exceptional ministry! When I say that this ministry is amazing, it is doing it a disservice to it’s character. I am unable to properly convey my immense gratitude and amazement for Foundation in Christ Ministries and all they have done for me and with An Tobar Nua in Ireland! I plan on writing a whole entire post about how this ministry does it RIGHT! So stay tuned for that!
Secondly, I thank God for all of my friends and family who have dealt with my mid-day FaceTimes, random Facebook and iMessage notes, and their constant encouragement. Thank God for my friends who have been my sounding board for this whole situation!
Lastly, Thank God for my mother! This is the best, but since being out here in Ireland, I don’t have an American cell phone service (duh!) However, I did not realize the amount of things that I need a cell phone for. While my mother makes phone calls for me, I sit on Skype to make sure she gets the information right! Gosh, she has been a life/sanity savior for me!
I thank God for his unwavering love and constant control over my life. I recently gave a friend some advice that I needed to heed myself. When you feel most out of control…that means God is in control. When I am unable to control a situation or circumstances, I have no other choice but to rely on the sovereignty and love of Christ!
I sit in the airport right now on my way to Spain for a short holiday with my sister. The entire bus trip, I could not help but think that this was when I was supposed to be leaving Ireland permanently. This was supposed to be goodbye. This was supposed to be an end to an amazing journey. Instead, it is a start to a new season at An Tobar Nua and a huge leap in trusting God’s plan in my life.