Thursday, October 1, 2009

Will I Ever Get Done?

I hope not! At least not completely... now let me explain... I've had so many things on my plate lately, moving out of my house, taking a French class, changes in responsibilities at work, traveling, raising money, etc... so many "chores" that just seem to keep on coming... Just when I think I've got one almost done, another bigger "chore" seems to come along... It all seems a bit overwhelming... I can see a few accomplishments, and these interim "milestones" are nice, but I don't feel like I'm really making much progress in the grand scheme of things... HOWEVER, I'm still here, I'm still breathing, I'm still useful to somebody, so I'M NOT DONE!

My goal is still January, 2010 to leave for the mission field, and only with God's help will it be possible. As of today, October 1, 2009, 7 months from my "official" budget approval date, I have about 30% of my cash budget raised, but only 10% of the monthly pledges needed for my support while on the field... I believe it can be done, but I also know I can't do it alone... My wonderful parents have really stepped up to the plate, and have done the lion's share of the moving for me while I've had to work, there is no way to thank them for their love and support... I thank God for such selfless, giving people in my life! They are the Godly examples who taught me first, "It's not about me..." Sometimes in my life I have forgotten that, but I'm always reminded by someone or something... I thank God for those sometimes painful, but loving reminders... Not only am I not done, HE'S NOT DONE WITH ME!