Well, ATF was excellent! God really did speak. Thanks to everyone who prayed about that. The whole theme of the weekend was running to the battle. Only 4% of our nation's teenagers profess to be Christians. As much as 33% of the world's population has never heard Christ. Another 33% has heard Christ, but has denied Him. The world is in desperate need for some help. I think too often people either profess to love Christ and do nothing about it or act in a completely opposite manner. It inspired me to do several things: pray more often, start a prayer/service group of teenagers, and set aside so many things in life as side issues. I always seem to look at things such as school or a career as the goals in life. I forget that those are side issues. God is the main issue. He left me here to be a light to others.
Once again, however, I am really struggling with direction. I don't know what he wants me to do. I am crying out to Him to lead me. Prayer would be greatly appreciated. I want to do exactly what he wants for me.
I was looking up some programs like the Teen Honor Academy and 24/7 Worldwide. I feel like they are excellent programs, but I can do things along the same lines in the place I am at now. I have a desire to go on missions as much as possible, but I do not think that long term missions is in the picture for right now. I think I may be the type of person who works as much as they need to sustain myself (and also a family possibly) and then devote the rest to missions and other things God may want. I am so excited for what the future may hold. It seem like this is a time in life where everything is so open. On the one hand, that is a major blessing. On the other hand, it is very scary. I am often afraid of making the right decision. But I really don't think that God is like that-if I am concerned with following Him, I think He will bless that. I want him to do great things with me!