Whats one thing I've overcome this year?
This is the question I was faced with when preparing to leave Benin for Togo. Asking this question has caused me to look back at all the lessons I've learned though this years journey.
Training ended with me learning that I can hear Gods voice and that He does talk to me. In China, Nepal and India I began learning how to spend time with God and rest in His presence, a lesson I am still now learning. In Thailand through going on a Luke 10 journey with nothing but the clothes on our backs I learned that if we trust God and pray about everything then He always comes though for us, but it's in His time not ours! Vietnam brought a breakthrough in reading the Bible, something I had always struggled to make time for and something I spent more time doing in Vietnam than I ever had previously. Malaysia revealed to me the things in my life that distract from spending time with God and reading His word. In Australia I was challenged by our host family who strive to praise God in all of lifes ups and downs, even the death of a father and husband. Returning to South Africa for mid-year debrief I experienced the challenges that a return to normal life will bring when trying to live out a God seeking lifestyle. Debrief ended though with God giving me a fresh revelation of His awesome love for me. This revelation has carried on in West Africa from Nigeria and into Benin where I feel I can finally answer the question I began with, whats one thing I've overcome this year?