This step of faith, in coming to Nicaragua, has been one of the hardest things I have ever done but I can probably guarantee will not be the last. I have had to depend on things other than myself which is what we all should be doing everyday! We should be clinging to the very foundation of what our life is about - Christ! Josh reminded, which I knew already but so need reminding everyday, me that I am here in Nicaragua for a purpose. I have discovered that in the missionary community it is a lot like the military community in that people have reservations of making deep friendships with others for fear of them moving away. If you know me, really know me you know that is so not my nature. That is the complete OPPOSITE of my personality. I want to develop deeper relationships and am not afraid of sharing my heart, all my heart with others. I have felt God nudging me to get closer with the ladies in our neighborhood but definitely need God's help with this. Another mom in the neighborhood talked about when she first came it was hard to get into a group that already looked so tight. We must be willing to open our hearts to have others be a part of our groups. Because who are we to say someone would be a part of the group or not. Think about the movie, "Yaya Sisterhood" (one of my favorites) and the diversity of the ladies who were friends. We need diversity because we can all learn from each other. We learn how to be a better daughter of the King, a better wife, a better mother, and a better friend when we let down our walls. Jesus calls us to LOVE but how can we love others if we put up walls and cling to things in this life, instead of clinging to HIM.
God uses the daily things in our life to bring us closer to Him if only we will allow them to do so. Don't look at the trials as something bad but as a chance to go deeper in your relationship with others and with God. Cling to the TRUTHS found in God’s Word. Cling to the PROMISES that He has given. Cling to not only the CROSS but to the EMPTY TOMB.