Sam's Life Now

October 2013

Some Highs and Lows

This past month has felt... very diverse. I can't really find a word that describes it past that. You see, at the start of this month I was just some college student who led a bible study for freshmen, went to class and most importantly pursued the Lord, but the Lord is a master refiner and this month has been one of refinement. God has honestly used this month to show me where it is that my faith is reliant. Upon reflection there were many places that it was not exclusively on our creator and praise be to God that He is our redeemer. Without His grace and mercy I would not have been able to survive.

I have loved doing ministry here at College of Charleston through the medium of Cru. God has blessed me with seeing people trust Him through this time and He has allowed me to grow in relationship with Him. I honestly am overwhelmed when I reflect upon the growth He has spurred on in my life. I came into college unsure of my Identity and who I wanted to be, I now know that I am purposed for the glory of the creator of the universe. This past month has forced me to reflect upon these four years in a new way. I have looked back and let go of many of my short comings and gave God the praise for the growth of my faith. It is difficult to be where I am now, knowing that I am transitioning out of college life and into full-time ministry. However I cannot deny the fact and reality that God is my rock and He is my support. I praise God that He has allowed me to come on staff with a ministry that desires for all college students to be given the chance to experience the overwhelming love and joy that a relationship with God brings.

All of this reflection has left me feeling incapable of continuing. However, if I were to leave myself feeling as though I have entered the pit of despair I would be sinning for not trusting God for the future. God brought me back to Ephesians 3:16 "I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit" This passage reminds me that we have not been left in a tomb, grave or pit for eternity but rather our Creator and Perfect Father desires to empower us, He will not let us satiate but rather He strengthens us to prosper. It is only in His name that I can look at the next year and know that it is possible. Whether I am anxious about raising my salary, my placement for staff or in the near future graduation. I am certain that God will provide strength for me, His child, according to the riches of His glory which is limitless.