If there is one thing I've learned in the past 10 months working for Project Semicolon, it's that nothing that I do is about me. I think this is something that God has been trying to teach me for awhile. It's never been about me; it's always been about Him. Whether it's been through interacting with those of you that read these words each week or my students at church, I am constantly reminded that it's not about me. Everything that I do, every fiber of my being, I want to be His hands and His feet. I want His heart.
I have had the wonderful privilege to hear many of your stories. Whether through posts on Facebook or messages or emails, so many of you have shared your stories of pain, but also your stories of hope. Those are the most precious moments to me. I often read your words through tears because I can feel the emotion that you have written with. But I know that joy comes in the morning. I know because there have been several moments in my life that I had people reading my broken words with tears in their eyes. Reading words that were so difficult and so painful to write, but equally difficult and painful to read.
Through that brokenness, I've learned that it was never about me. That the victories that came, weren't about me. That I'm who I am today because of what He did for me. He came to serve, not be served. And if everything in me desires to be like Him, then shouldn't I be a servant to those around me?
Humbling yourself to serve others isn't usually easy. In fact, it can really stink sometimes. But seeing the joy that comes to their face in those moments afterwards, those are the moments that mean so much to me. Those are the moments that so many of you have given me. I'm not sure that you will ever know how much those moments have meant to me, but thank you, and please, never hesitate to let me know how I can best serve you while we're on this journey.
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Until next time,