One thing I’ve learned to appreciate over these past couple months is the gift of detachment. A gift? Yes, I did mean to use that term because God gives us the opportunity to choose the graces of detachment. So what does that mean? This means to rid yourself of anything that you might unintentionally be idolizing and to free yourself in order to be in the posture of “receiving.” These idols may include the ipod, cell phone, internet, and T.V. This doesn’t mean these items can’t be used at all; rather, we need to be intentional with the allotted amount of time we spend using them. I recently realized that over the past few years, when I was living on my own, I was living more deeply into the culture and felt enslaved by the things around me. I felt true freedom when I started to really live into detachment from the world and obedience to God. Warning: Living your Life to glorify Christ is counter-cultural! But it’s so worth it knowing that I don’t have to worry about what’s going to happen next as long as I’m living each moment to always glorify God. For it was once told to me that the small joys and laughters in life are glimpses of the true happiness received in Heaven.
Each day I wake up and thank God for choosing me to spend a year as a missionary through Life Teen. He just never ceases to amaze me at all the things He’s already done and all the souls that He plans to transform. Praise God! Please let me know how I can be praying for you.
“Rejoice in hope, be patient under trail, persevere in prayer!” Romans 12:12