Wednesday, July 12, 2006
how did I get here?
For the last 3 days and next 2, I have been and will have been at youth camp with my students. This year compared to last year has been so much different... Last year I was just a leader... this year I am a youth pastor. It is a really weird feeling knowing that I am the one that is 'in charge'. The biggest reality check has been the students who have come up to me and entrust me with their deep secrets, their hurts, their fears, their questions, their struggles and information about their lives that I would have never dreamed of hearing... At these times God takes over in the conversation... It is no longer I that am speaking, but God speaking through me... After a conversation like this with a student, I sit back and wonder how those words ever came to me and out of my mouth... I am amazed how God can use a loser like me to have an impact in these students that I am growing to love so much.