10-07-18: Not to be dramatic or anything, but that is the day my life path changed a little, it was the day “I might do this” became “I am actually going doing this”. What on earth am I talking about? I am talking about an email that made my breath stop and my hands begin to tremble a little, an email that made it possible for me to see a new chaper heading in my life, the email that made my wish that the answer it contained would be a no, and my even stronger wish that it would be a yes, fade away because the answer was right in front of me. Okay okay enough with me being my dramatic self; there I was sitting on the swings in my church playground, just feeling the breeze on my face and enjoying the soft sway of the swing, as I always have, when my phone dings. I pull down my task bar and see the sender: YWAM Tribal Winds.
Now this is news to you but I applied to their YWAM program and was just waiting to hear back from them. I wanted it to be a no out of fear of leaving my family for a few months and stepping COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone, but I wanted it to be a yes even more so. I am the kind of girl who enjoys feeling the solid ground beneath her feet, but this was my leap of faith; and honestly, I was terrified of hitting the ground with a great big thud. Honestly, I still am. After reading who the sender was I saw these words “Dear Jenna, on behalf of YWAM Tribal Winds…..” That was it. I stopped swinging as I clicked into the email on my task bar and just thought “This is it. Whatever answer lies in this email changes everything” Usually a thought like that would make me hesitate to read the answer; not this time though. This time I’m not sure anything could have stopped me from opening that email but the Lord himself. The answer was yes. I have been accepted into YWAM Tribal Wind’s January 21st 2019-June 2nd 2019 program in Flagstaff Arizona! My leap of faith is just beginning but right now I am definitely soaring. The thud could come later, in fact I know at some point I will probably hit a tree branch or something, but right now that doesn’t matter to me. I trusted in God, I obeyed what I was sure He was leading me to do, and I was accepted. I don’t have very much more time this morning to share, but I just needed to share this exciting news with you all! Also this is not the last you will be hearing about it; there will definitely be an email on how the Lord led me to this YWAM and one about this YWAM program in and of itself. So for now I bid you a good day and pray that you take that leap of faith He is calling you to take, you will never be “ready” to take the leap but I encourage you to do so anyway. When we take a leap of faith we are trusting that God will catch us, give us wings to fly, or will make something out of our broken pieces; and I just think there is so much beauty in that. Before I go I just ask for all of your prayers as I continue on my own leap of faith. Thank you and get ready for more details in the next blog!