Service to others.
sometimes annoying, stressful, boring, irritating, trying, tiring, overwhelming,
but one thing for sure is it isn’t pointless.
This summer has been an interesting one to say the least its started off weird and ended amazing. My summer plans went down the drain, but Gods summer plans came to life. I’ve served people before in many different ways and times, but I would have to say that being camp counselor is unique, because not only is it a ministry, but It was also my job. Not only held accountable to my job description, but also held accountable for my impact on these kids by God. I’ve been on mission trips where we serve others, I’ve done nursing at the hospital, outreach projects yet at the end of the day I wouldn’t have to put 8 or 9 girls to bed, answer trivial questions where my response could change their lives, be responsible for them all day and night and only get 1 week with them to make a difference in their lives. When I’m at the hospital for clinicals once my shift is over…I’m a free women. Short term mission trips, you usually aren’t responsible for kids getting ready, spiritual question etc, for long term mission trips you have more time to spend with kids but as camp counselor you have a limited amount of time to use all your energy to be patient when they drive you nuts, firm yet loving, fun yet still have their respect, earn their respect and trust all in one week.
As time went on this summer I made less time to read the word because of being so busy, though its no excuse…yet God used me and gave me the right words to say. I was slammed with some challenging questions every week, but I loved it. Reading the bible any more or less doesn’t make me any less valuable or usable for God. ^_^
I’ve learned a lot this summer about God and myself. Looking back I see why I couldn’t find a job anywhere else, or why so many plans the beginning of this summer fell through. God had a better plan.