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More of HIM less of me….

 

Hello everyone. So this week in Cambodia was pretty amazing, so fasten your seat-belts and get comfortable. I have always believed in people hearing from God in visions and him also speaking to them right away when they pray, but it was never something I was really gifted in. Our team always does something called "feedback" everyday. It's basically just an encouragement time speaking truth into our teammates. This week we did feedback a little different. Our leaders challenged us to pray for the person to our right and give them an encouraging word that God had spoken directly to us. My stomach was honestly turning inside. I was so nervous. My teammate Sarah Garrity was to my right, and I didn't want to let her down because I knew God had something to say to her, but I didn't know if he was going to use me to tell her. God had never spoken to me about someone else or given me a vision for them, so I was going to have to completely rely on him. I started praying and within a couple of minutes I had gotten a vision and a word for Sarah that God had wanted me to share with her. I was completely blown away that this had even happened but at the same time I didn't know if it was just me imagining things because I wanted it so badly not only for Sarah but for me as well. I really struggled through feedback listening to all of my teammates encourage one another with the visions they had gotten or what God had directly spoken to them. I began to wonder if what I had seen and heard the Lord say was up to par or if I was just going to make a fool of myself, not only in front of Sarah, but the other twelve girls as well. It came down to the wire because there was only a few of my teammates left that had to share. I really was considering just telling Sarah I didn't hear anything from God and give her encouragement of what an asset I thought she was to the team instead. I decided to put my pride aside and tell Sarah the vision I saw and the word God had given me. After I had shared everything with her and our team, the biggest smile was on Sarah's face, and she told me that was exactly what she needed to hear and it was what she had been waiting for. I was overjoyed and so relieved. I know God had blessed and encouraged Sarah that day with what he had spoken through me, but I know it did just as much or more for me. I wish I could have been the first to speak up and trust God that what he spoke to me and what I saw was just what Sarah needed, but I let myself get in the way. I know that was probably one of the hardest and most uncomfortable things I have ever had to do, but I do trust God so much more today than I did yesterday. I am so grateful God wanted to use me even when I was in such doubt, and most of all, I am so glad I have the leaders I do that are willing to push us into a deeper intimacy with God. I could't ask for better leaders or a better team, and I truly have been blessed beyond anything I could have ever imagined. 🙂

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