In the past 6 months since graduating college I have experienced many joys and some trials. After applying to roughly 15 places and following up with them I was unable to land a part-time job. However, because of the situation I was able to focus 100% of my attention on my full-time internship with h2o church.
During my internship I saw God work in so many ways, not just with the students, but in my life as well. Being an intern for the worship team has taught me so much over these past few months. There is so much that goes into worship besides song selection and musicality. I’ve learned more than I ever thought I would know about production and how things get set up electronically to make a worship set come alive, but I’ve also learned what it takes to coordinate a team weekly to bring worship to our church. I’ve learned that it isn’t about our skills or talents, but bringing God glory and allowing him to work through us. We are essentially His instruments and we couldn’t operate without Him.
Worship isn’t the only area in my life that I’ve allowed God to transform. For many years I thought that I would teach music in a classroom following my college graduation, but God had different plans. Since first stepping foot into h2o church my life has been changed for the better. Every year I was growing in my faith and falling deeper in love with Christ everyday. This ministry has done so much for me and as graduation neared God began pressing on my heart. I knew I wanted to be involved in ministry somehow after college, but I was praying that God would make it clear to me how that was to play out. The idea of going on staff with h2o came about after my first trip to Panama City Beach for our spring break outreach. On my first night there I met a girl who, upon first meeting me, asked if I went to Bowling Green. Mind you, neither me nor my group members were wearing any BG attire, but she had recognized my face. She asked me, “you sang the national anthem a week ago, right?” I had sang at the game about a week ago. She then proceeded to tell me that she had handed me the microphone before I went onto the ice. In that single moment I realized that there was a need for the gospel right on our campus. I was acutely aware before this encounter, but that was the day God began pressing on my heart to consider going into full-time college ministry.
I am excited to say that I have heeded to God’s call and have accepted a full-time campus missionary position with h2o church in Bowling Green. I have never been so excited for a new chapter to begin. I know God has amazing plans for me and while I know these next months of transition won’t be easy, I know that He is there every step of the way.
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (Proverbs 16:9)