The last several weeks at youth we have been discussing different transitions, how to lean on God and how to truly abide through this process. We have experienced finding joy in the wilderness and how to stay humble in times that seem silly or uncomfortable. In the midst of helping the youth understand these steps on what it takes to Fully Rely On God (F.R.O.G.), I often find myself being reminded too.
Sometimes it's that leap of faith that pushes us to really listen to what God has for us. Sometimes it's the little things in life that bring us constant joy and encourage us to continue to lean on God, and sometimes it's the community that supports us. From the baseball games, to the softball games, to the discipleship at DQ, and messy games at youth groups often life can be overwhelming and chaotic, especially when trying to listen to what God is calling us to do next. It may be that you think you cannot hear or see Him; but I promise you even when we don't feel him or see him- He is present! He is working! He never stops! Never lose that trust in God and continue to lean on him through all the comfortable and uncomfortable ways of life. This is something that the Youth are learning and I am reminding myself through this transition and next season of ministry.
When I was in youth, my youth group’s motto was “F.R.O.G.” (Fully Rely On God!). To this day this is a constant reminder to not doubt or give up, but to Fully Rely On God!
“Trust in the Lord with all your Heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5