Last week, you may have read my post titled Lucky 13. This post was about what I was born with and where I am today. In writing this, I was really looking at where I am today. I didn’t dive super deep into it and felt like I should explain what is currently happening. God has been moving in incredible ways that I truly cannot explain. Everything doesn’t feel real.
Meeting & Connecting with People
God has always put the people in my life that would help me to become the person today that everyone knows. It’s been a wild ride. I am so thankful for every person that God allows me to interact with. Due to so many wonderful people coming into my life, I want to give back and help them.
God has been putting people in my life where I have been learning from them and they are learning from me. It’s such a beautiful thing to experience. Some of these have been moments of God pushing me to pray or talk to someone. When I step back and take a look, I see what God is teaching me and leading me towards. It is simply breath taking.
My consistent prayer at this very moment is that God would use me as a vessel. My desire is that God would use me for what I was created for and that my testimony would have the power to help others because of what God has done in my own life.
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.2 Timothy 2:21 ESV
Writing a book
Ever since I was a child, I have wanted to be an author. Whenever people would ask the famous question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I would always respond with “author” in some shape or form. The ironic thing was…English class was always a struggle for me. I hated reading, and writing was okay. A lot of people don’t know this, but I used to write poems and then would proceed to speaking these poems on stage during open mic nights. Another amazing thing…public speaking (which I absolutely love).
I am now in college and have grown to love reading and writing. God can literally move mountains. If it is His will for something to happen, it will happen. For years, I have wanted to write a book about life. I never knew how this would play out or even how to write a book. I would think about various ways my ideas could become a book. Recently, God has been pushing me to start writing a book. My friend is going to be mentoring and helping me with this whole process.
I am not sure when this book will be published, but it is in the works of being created. I am excited to watch God unfold everything during this project. In everything, God always stays faithful and will help. There are no words to explain how excited I am about this book. There’s definitely a lot of emotions tied to this because of thinking this would be impossible.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.Proverbs 3:5 NIV
Recently, I have joined the nonprofit board of ISMRD. ISMRD is a nonprofit that helps connect families together that have been affected with a glycoprotein rare disease as well as research for these rare diseases. I am a board member and once again this is something I never even imagined. Up until this point, I would have families reaching out to find information about Alpha Mannosidosis. I get so excited to share my story and genuinely happy they found me. I am now apart of the organization that helps connect all these families together.
ISMRD truly has made an impact on my family. They helped my parents figure out what Alpha Mannosidosis was and what treatment options there were. I have found others that are around the same age as I, who have been diagnosed with Alpha Mannosidosis. These people may be living all over the world, but we have a similarity! We have been able to chat about the difficulties we face, but also everything that we love to do and what we are working towards in life.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.James 5:16 NIV
As some of you know, I am going for a bachelor’s in marketing with a psychology minor. I am currently in my second semester off from school. When Covid hit, there was a lot of stress and my brain did not know what to do and got super wacky. I decided to take a break from school. I had no idea how to do school while dealing with the symptoms I was experiencing.
I have just signed up for two classes that will be online in the spring! They will be two psychology classes and I am extremely excited about these classes. I haven’t gone to school in awhile and I have never had this joy about going to school before. God has been working on changing my heart on some things and I would say this is definitely one of them.
While I am finishing my bachelor’s degree, I will be starting to go to a bible college that is a part of my church. I will be going for the Ministry Leadership program there. This is completely driven by God. I literally have no idea why or what He will be using this for in my future.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.Ephesians 2:10 NIV
Where to Next?
I am excited for everything that God is orchestrating. I am not sure what will be on the horizons, but I know that God knows the details of everything He is calling me to. As for this blog, I will be continuing to be posting every Monday and Friday. I will be updating some of the webpages on this website shortly. Very excited for everything! If you haven’t given the blog a like, make sure to do so! In liking the blog, you will be able to receive email notifications for every time I post something new!
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