This year I have learned a lot, and actually to say a lot is an understatement. God has revealed so much to me this year about who He is and so much more. Being here though has not been easy. I was doubting if I should attend Word Of Life before I came here. Being a student here would mean putting my career as a hairdresser on hold for a year, and saying goodbye to my family and hometown. Money was also a big issue as well. I struggled and wrestled with the thought of coming here, and being a new believer I wasn’t sure really what the best approach to making a biblical decision was. Deep down I knew the Lord was calling me to WOLBI; but I was just so scared to get out of my comfort zone and make the giant leap of faith. But I did; and it was the best thing that I could have done. It was all a matter of trusting in the Lord, and this year the Lord has constantly put me in situations that I had to solely rely on Him, and TRUST Him. I have a lot of trust issues from past situations, so trying to “let go and let God” is something I still struggle with. The main thing this year that I have had to learn and grow from is the Lord asking me to just simply trust Him; and following through with that command. My main go-to-verse is Psalm 16:5-6, “The Lord is my chosen portion and cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed I have a beautiful inheritance.” The fear of the unknown is always going to be something that I will battle; but what I have come to realize is that when you face that fear with trusting God, it’s actually pretty exciting! Especially knowing that God is ALWAYS with me no matter what. I have no idea what the Lord has planned for my life, but I know in Christ; I have a beautiful inheritance.

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