Early 2013: “Mom, I really feel that God is calling me to California. I don’t exactly know why, but I just do.”
This was a girl fresh out of the Philippines and feeling like a fish out of water in Michigan. Don’t get me wrong, I love Michigan: my home state where I was born and raised in, where all my family and best of friends reside, my awesome home church, etc. But you know the feeling when you just know there’s something more? Like God is calling you somewhere and although you’re not sure what or where, you’re revved up inside anyways?
Little did I know that I really would be moving to California three years later in a toooootally new industry that I neeeeverrr expected myself to be in. Crazy how God works sometimes, right?
Sunday officially marked our two-week stay here and it’s been a whirlwind! My roomie and I have finally moved into our new home while physically (the sun can get so angry here!) and emotionally transitioning into our new lives.
This past weekend, we went to the Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium in Anaheim and to say I was blown away is an understatement. I’ve never experienced anything in one stadium on a scale like that before. The thousands upon thousands of people who decided to take the brave walk out onto the field to declare Christ as their Lord and Savior was overwhelmingly joyful.
On the crusade’s final night, the word “mission” constantly kept coming into my head. “Mission. Mission. Accept and fulfill your mission.” His Spirit was and is still nudging me even as I type this post out. I analyze the words “accept” and “fulfill;” to accept what has been placed in front of me while to obeying and trusting His assignment AND finish the work He has placed ahead and carry it on until completion (Philippians 1:6). To be honest, I don’t fully know or understand what it is or how it should be done, but whether it takes three years of waiting like my move to California took or more, I know He’s going to do SOMETHING.
I don’t know what your specific mission is or the transition you are about to partake, but I want us (myself included) to be confident that the journey does NOT have to be terrifying. The adventure ahead can be full of excitement and hope that our God is going to move mountains! Steady your heart and hear Him instill this in you: “I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun!”
You called me out of the grave
You called me into the Light
You called my name and then my heart came alive
– “Your Love Awakens Me,” Phil Wickham