December 30th I will be headed down to Atlanta to join 50,000+ young adults for 4 days of worship & teaching at Passion 2013!
This will be my first trip to Passion and I could not be more excited! The past year for me has been a complete roller coaster! I thought I had my life all planned out, when life was swept right out from under me. I had put my trust into things that fail and of course, they failed me. I had planned my life instead of allowing God to plan my life. I was right on track for a wakeup call from God and I got it. My life fell apart right before my eyes and I was devastated. I felt as though God had forgotten all about me, I felt like He abandoned me, I felt so alone. I couldn't believe that He had allowed this to happen to me. It was through this storm in my life that I finally realized my only choice was to hand my life over to God. Only He could fix what was broken. I realized that it was in fact me that had asked God to sit on the sidelines of my life, rather than God forgetting about me. He never ignored me, I ignored Him.
Since having my “awakening” moment, God has amazed me. He has done nothing but prove time and time again that He is with me every step of the way. He never abandoned me. He was simply waiting on me to turn around, drop everything and run to Him with outstretched arms. I can finally say that my life is in His hands and what an indescribable feeling that is!
My desire for Passion 2013 is that I continue to grow with God, to strengthen my relationship with the Author of my life, to hear excellent teaching that will help me on my walk with Him, to worship Him in an arena with 50,000+ other young adults, to meet other people from around the country with similar stories and struggles, and to inspire others with my story.