Photo caption: Greg sharing in "Equip" class to our current Submerge team
They say the place where your talents and passion collide is your destiny. The past few weeks have confirmed that what we are doing here in Ecuador is our destiny. From tremendous open doors with the city and the Department of Education, to the amazing time we are having pouring into the lives of our Submerge team, each day is filled with excitement and new opportunities. It seems that everything we have done in life up until now has prepared us for this moment… and we are loving it.
There is a fantastic quote by Howard Thurmand which reads, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Each of us has that “sweet spot” in life. Think for a moment about what excites you. What is that thing that makes you really feel alive? For us it took a lot of courage to change everything and move overseas. Saying good-bye to friends and family that we loved and saying farewell to all of our “stuff” was one of the hardest challenges we have faced. There were so many times we would look at each other and ask, “Are we crazy?” We decided that indeed we are crazy. Now, close to a year and a half later we are so grateful that we made the move.
When we choose to follow our dreams it’s like a seed that is planted in the ground. It takes time to see that seed come alive and begin to grow. Unfortunately we can get discouraged in the time it takes for the seed to begin to grow. During those times of waiting don’t give up. The Bible puts it like this in Galatians 6:9 “Do not grow weary in well doing for in due time and the appointed season you shall reap a harvest if you faint not.”
It’s time to do some things that make you ask yourself, “Am I crazy?”