Yesterday a dear friend and I drove to Villard, just for the sake of it. I realized there's all these little towns around Alex that I know of, but have no idea what they look like, or where they're exactly at. So we made an adventure of it....pretty epic stuff actually :). Okay, so maybe looking at Villard took about 5 minutes, but the conversation, laughter, and music in between point A and point B was well worth the trip!
Lately I've been reminding myself a lot of Jonah: Avoid, avoid, avoid. I'm always complaining about how somethings not going to work, instead of trusting God has a plan. This weekend I chaperoned my church's confirmation retreat. An hour before we left I was running around packing, grumbling about how awkward it was going to be, and how much I didn't want to go. But you know what? I loved every minute of that retreat!! I got to know and enjoy the company of so many wonderful kids whose names I barely knew before the trip. Plus, I got to bond with my dad and hang out with some hilarious pastors and youth leaders. I found myself thanking God for the oppurtunity he'd given me.
Now, I just need to apply this realization to my trip coming up. Because right now I'm just avoiding the whole thing...I think it's the packing that does me in - it seems so overwhelming. I'm trying to remember that God has given me an oppurtunity and He's going to do some awesome things with it....but right now all I can see is the bajillion things to be done.
Prayers, friends, prayers. I need 'em!