Today I am one week away from leaving for Ghana, Africa. It hasn’t fully hit me the realities that I will be in Ghana learning to combat and fight injustice, specifically human trafficking, and I will be gone for about a month. But with it only being a week away the enemy has found the perfect time to attack. This week has been rough, it’s been filled with spiritual attacks from the enemy, some family issues, and personal issues. My papa was having health issues and had to spend some time in the hospital, he’s home now (praise Jesus), but the reality of it is he’s getting older and his health isn’t what it used to be. And the other day my car broke down on the way to volunteer at youth group, (just some added stress). And with the business of life the enemy has tried to fill my head with lies and false narratives in my vulnerable state.
But this morning as I woke up, sat on my bed, and sat with God I began to hear him speak, “You are my son, I have you.” I sat there for a moment in silence to let the words sink into my soul and I began to speak out, “I am a child of God.” I just spoke it out over and over again vocalizing this truth over myself. I could feel the heaviness of this week and the weight just begin to fall all me. It was like God himself was lifting the burdens off of me.
As I sat in the truth of being a child of the King I reflected on these past few months leading up to this trip, I mean I still have a week before I leave, but truth is God has preparing me for this trip for a while now; I was made for this.
Whenever I would tell people about this trip and the work that I will be doing their first response would be, “Wow that’s some heavy stuff,” or “Are you scared?” And to be completely honest I have never felt an ounce of fear or worrisome about this trip. From the moment I heard about the trip to Ghana I knew I was supposed to be on the team. Have you ever felt so sure of something that it didn’t make sense any other way? Well that’s how I felt about this trip.
There’s a Kim Walker-Smith song, Show Me Your Glory, with a line that exactly expresses how I feel about this trip to Ghana.
“I see the cloud, I step in.
I see the cloud, and I jump in
I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid
Show me your glory, Show me your glory”
I know that God has called me to Ghana, I know God has called me to join the fight of human trafficking. And I know that God has called me to be a part of this team, my heart is ready, my heart is not afraid because I know God has a plan for me in this. I’m not going to let Satan intervene in this, so I’m running towards this opportunity because it’s exactly where I’m supposed to be.
I was created for more than flesh and bones. God has given me gifts, talents, and abilities to build His kingdom. But the enemy is real and will do everything in his power to keep you and me from the kingdom work. But this is the call He has placed on my life and what a dishonoring if don’t do just that.
As I take a step back and look at the greater picture, where God has brought me and where he’s taking me, I realize that this week was just a small tiny storm in God’s great plan. So here’s to where ever God is calling you or whatever God has awaken in you; don’t be discouraged or disheartened you were created for more than just flesh and bones, you were created to build the kingdom because you are a son or daughter of the king!