God reveals something to you when you least expect it? I DO! I love how He seems to ALWAYS teach me something when I go into a situation with the wrong heart! Case in point, small group yesterday. Let me explain.
At the beginning of last semester, before going back to acts, I decided to do some church-hopping because I felt like I hadn’t found a church I could call home here in Austin. Since I wasn’t plugged in at a church and because I wanted to be a part of a smaller community I decided to join a small group through a campus ministry. I didn’t really know what to expect from it because I didn’t really know the girls in my sg, but I decided to stick with it anyway. Even after I decided to go back to acts and join an acts sg, I still continued to go to this sg because I loved that the discussion was very scripture based.
Well at the beginning of this semester I kinda decided that I would just be in my acts sg and that I would stop going to the other one. I didn’t really have a good reason for not going, but I felt like I didn’t really connect with the girls and that just going to my acts sg was good enough. So I emailed my sg leader telling her that I wasn’t going to be a part of her sg this semester and left it at that. However, she continued to email/text me sg updates and meeting times and what not - I love how persistent she was, even if it wasn’t intentional. I finally decided to just go to the first meeting, and I’m really glad that I did. After sg last night I finally felt like there was a purpose for our sg and that it wasn’t just something I would go to every week. We also realized that we all desired real friendships with each other and that we needed to be more intentional in our relationships. I’m definitely sticking with sg this semester and I’m really looking forward to how God works within our sg! I love how quickly God changed my heart! I went in with the intentions of just going once this semester, but God definitely came through once again and blessed me through sg last night.
I just KNOW God has amazing things in store for this semester - I can feel it.
"For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation." -2 Corinthians 6:2