My Youth Mission Part Four
My time in Cambodia seemed like it went by in a flash. It was so good but definitely challenging at times. I faced many obstacles emotionally, physically, and spiritually. God taught me a lot about humility, patience, and endurance in that time. There were families and children I met that changed me. My heart for God's people grew so much in that time and He taught me how to see others the way He sees them. I was tested and there were definitely moments of failure, but God showed me all that He was doing, and I can now see how He was trying to shape me and mature me in that time to be more like Him.
One of the biggest things that God taught me during all of this was to remind me of the "Yes" that I gave to Him. There were many amazing moments in lecture phase that spurred me on, and I would tell God over and over again, "Yes God! I will do anything for you God!"
There's this song we would sing during worship and the lyrics go - I will preach the gospel, die and be forgotten – as long as you get the glory!
I would sing this song with so much fervor. I would be on my knees crying or on my feet dancing as we would sing this song. My heart cry wanted this song to reign true in my life. I kept giving my yes to God.
It was in Cambodia though when my Yes to God was being tested. In the moments where I didn't feel like I was making a difference, when my body didn't want to keep going, when my mind and heart didn't seem to be in the right place, and I was questioning - God kept asking me.
"Am I still worthy of your yes? Will you still give me your yes?"
And every day, in the good times and in the hard times, I continued to say yes. I will always give Him my "Yes", because it's not about me. My yes to Him isn't going to look like how I want it to. It's not going to be all good times and mountaintop experiences. It's sometimes going to look like going to the ends of the earth. It's going to look like going through struggle and hardships. My yes to Him isn't going to be a life of comfort and ease...
But it is 100% worth it. Jesus is worth it. His children are worth it.
I will always give Him my yes...no matter what!
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