Monday, August 2, 2010

Comfort Zone? What's that?

The more time I spend in Australia, the more I find myself having to step out of my comfort zone. Making new friends, attending a new school and church, learning the the habits of this new way of life, and trying to be comfortable just does not happen. I am learning to branch out and how to handle the situations where I do not feel comfortable. School started last week and I am already being stretched in ways that I know will allow me to grow. My expectations of classes were far from what it is actually like, I was somewhat shaken up with all the information and new understanding of what I am about to be a part of. There is not a doubt in my mind that it is going to be incredible, but it comes with sacrifice and dedication. I am learning to completely surrender to God and let him have his way with my time here. It is much easier said than done. But I must remember that this is not about me, it's about me being in God's will for my life and allowing him to work through me. Seeking him and allowing all else to fall into place.

Last week we had our first house dinner/meeting with all of the girls in our house. I am so thankful for all of the wonderful girls that I get to share a house with! All of them are so sweet, encouraging, and eager to please. It is going to be a great semester. For dinner, I made chicken and the other girls made salad and garlic bread. I was so excited! So many people back home doubted my cooking ability. It was a good start to my new hobby of discovering how to cook.

Last saturday I was job searching in Rouse Hill shopping center and got a job on the spot at a restaurant called Tequila's. I went in that night for my first trial, and it was by far one of the most stressful nights of my life. Trying to remember table numbers, names of entrees, names of coworkers, and starting on their busiest night of the week was quite the task. Everything went well and I was asked to come back, so I am praising God for a job! It is going to be great having the extra money to buy the adorable clothes here.
Second week of Intensives start tomorrow. They are very long and not the most interesting part of college, but only three days to go. I have decided that I am going to get involved with Fuel which is the junior high ministry at Hillsong. I have a passion for girls that age and I am considering being an RDG leader. This will allow me to meet with a group of middle school aged girls once every two weeks and lead/pour into their lives and hopefully them pour into mine. One of my housemates did it and said that she fell in love with the girls she met with. It all starts very soon and I can not wait to get back into a regular routine. I am expecting great things and am eager to see what Hillsong college life is like.

"The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him." -Lamentations 3:25

1 comment:

  1. Love you Linds. Sounds like you are being challenged. It will be rewarding.
    Miss you. Saw your Dad at church tonight.
    Love to you and Caressa. keep updating your blog you are such a great writer!