This past Wednesday was our last night of Xtreme Faith, our high school Youth Group. We ended the year with a bang! Connie, our Youth Director, came up with a version of Amazing Race and the kids had a blast. It was a crazy end to a crazy year.
I am really going to miss the teens. I will see some of them at church over the summer and in the fall some of them will return. Yet, some of them will graduate and begin their lives as adults. This was our last year to really reach them and you begin to wonder if there was more that you could've done or said. Was it enough? Was I enough? The answer is NO. My actions will never be enough, I will never be enough. Only He is enough. We are there to plant seeds. Nothing more, nothing less. Our role in some of these kids' lives is over. Whether they are going to college, turned their back on God, or are just too busy to attend Youth Group....our opportunity to sow seeds with them has passed. The rest is up to God. Amen!
Next Wednesday I will begin a Bible study with some of our High School girls. Please pray as I prepare to meet with them. Pray for wisdom and discernment for me, but mostly pray that I will get out of the way so He can work! Some of the girls that are attending have had a hard row to hoe and they are struggling in many area's of their lives. Some are struggling with sobriety, some are struggling with other addictions, and most are straddling the line between God and the world. That crazy invisible, life altering line. For some that line is clear, for others it is blurry. Pray it would be visible to all. We will be studying 'Really Bad Girls of the Bible':) Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Yea, I'm looking forward to it. It's my prayer that each girl will see a little of herself in these 'naughty' women and that these girls can look past the junk and see God's redeeming love. "If God could use/change/love her, then maybe He could use/change/love me."
Haven't we all been there? I still am some days:)