Guest Blog: Claire C., 2018 Bring Your Bible to School Giveaway Grand Prize Winner
We serve a powerful and good father. He moved in my heart in such cool ways at Live Original with Sadie Robertson in Tennessee. I didn’t know what to expect going into it. I just kept telling myself that God wants me there and he has something in store for my heart.
Before the trip, I just kept asking him where he wants me to be and what he wants me to do with my life in order to continue to live out his mission. I would get upset because I felt like he had missed me- that everyone else had heard from God and where he wanted them but that he had just skipped over me. Even when I got home from Tennessee, I still struggled with it a lot. I was so scared for what was to come because I didn’t know what it was. I was walking through the unknown and I was full of fear. The enemy wanted me to feel scared and hopeless, but God had other plans.
When the show started, Social Club Misfits performed first to set the stage. They were so amazing and so lively and really set the mood for the rest of the night which was just a huge party with Jesus. When Sadie spoke, she talked so much about fear and insecurity. She made a point that said, “Fear cannot survive in the presence of Jesus.” In the second session, she talked about how we all have a place in God’s house and He is always there on our side and, even when it doesn’t seem like it, He is near.
Towards the end of the show, Chris McClarney from Jesus Culture and singer Hollyn performed their new single “I’m Listening.” It is a powerful song that starts out stating, “When You speak, confusion fades, just a word and suddenly I’m not afraid.” That song is constantly on repeat in my car, my room and in my ear buds when I am walking to school.
That weekend, God reminded me that even though he hasn’t revealed to me everything he has for my life, that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to. That doesn’t mean that he has missed me, it just means that I don’t have to be afraid of the future. I can be excited about what is to come. God has a plan for your life whether you’re old or young and you feel like God has “missed you” or “forgotten you.” He hasn’t. He’s got such cool things in store for you that he will begin to reveal to you.
Being afraid of the future is so easy to do, and sometimes I still am afraid, but I constantly have to remind myself that God will never leave me astray or call me to a place that he won’t be.
Guest blog provided by Claire C., 2018 Bring Your Bible to School Giveaway Grand Prize Winner