By: Lauren Banik
Ahhh! The holidays are just around the corner! Maybe you are anticipating Thanksgiving and Christmas like I am! What else are you anticipating? A birthday? Starting a new job? How about God to use you to do great things?
I remember 7 years ago when I started asking God to use me…yep, use me. It was just that simple in my mind, didn’t care how or what it looked like, just had that willingness for wanting Him to do something great through me! I found myself becoming eagerly waiting on the Lord! To see what He was going to do.
Well, that day came rather quickly I must say! The Lord laid it on my heart to start Operation Prom Dress. I had no clue what that was to look like, how it was suppose to happen, nor any details of how things would come together! I found that I continued to trust God and anticipate what awesome things He was going to do next! It was so cool to lean upon the Lord and have Him be the source that every little detail came from to pull off this ministry!
It wasn’t from my talents, the education that I have or didn’t have, nor due to my job or lack there of…it was simply talking with God and letting Him know I was simply willing! Willing for anything! I wasn’t giving Him orders. I was willing to give Him free reign with my life!
How often do you trust and expect that God is going to do great things!! When you pray, are you waiting eagerly for the Lord to help, provide, work in your life? Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and ask God to use YOU! Just think what an exciting adventure you will have with Him right by your side!
Anticipate like it says in Psalm 130:5 “I wait eagerly for the Lord’s help, and in his word I trust.”