I have always been the kind of girl that takes her time. When school projects took most kids a couple days, I spent a couple weeks. When college took most people 4 years. I took 6 to graduate. When most people I know are getting married or engaged, I have barely even dated. I was taught that if you wanted something done right, take your time because if you don’t have time to do it right, then you must have time to do it again. I’ve spent so long making sure that I know what I want and becoming the kind of woman I want to be that I turned around and I already was that woman. I am exactly who You need, for exactly what You called me to.
Having extra time to prepare was crucial for me because I needed to learn a lot. I have big plans and I am always very determined. Once I make my mind up, I go for it. I am fearless in that aspect.
I can see exactly where You held me and where You opened and closed just the right doors to lead me exactly here.
I want to teach others about You. I want to show them Your love. I want them to see the way You wrote their stories. I only have one life to live and I want to live it for You. I want to anticipate the need. I want to be there, ready and willing for whatever You ask of me. I am done stalling and hiding and bargaining and whatever other lame attempt to ignore the calling on my life. I am ready to get serious, to make dreams become reality.
I just want You, God, only You.
So, here is my prayer today. I pray that I point to you with every second of my life and every fiber of my being. I pray that I serve. I pray that I love. I pray that I give. I pray that learn. I pray that I teach. I pray that I share. I pray that I listen. I pray that I speak your name and yours alone. I pray they remember you. I pray I remember you. I pray I move when you say move. I pray I go when you say go. I pray I every step I take, I take in you. And as always I pray for my family and sorority sisters. I pray for my university. I pray for guidance for our government, church, and school leaders. I pray for protection for our troops. I pray for all of those that need you now and for those that haven’t met you yet. In Jesus’ name, Amen.