We are never too old to learn and never too young to give advice... I started ministry school this week. I've grown up in the church but as I continue to mature in my faith I've realized that the church doesn't always teach what Jesus taught. I know that some of you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about while others think I've just contradicted myself. Regardless of where you stand on that spectrum my point is that most Christian churches don't teach enough about the power of the Holy Spirit and what Jesus actually called us to do.
I've first and foremost enrolled in ministry school to become closer to my Creator. I want to forge a deeper relationship with Him and give Him complete control of my life. In doing that, He has placed a passion in my heart for women and I know that in these next nine months the things I learn and the relationship that I develop will only allow me to advance the vision of Pink Pixie. There is also an epiphany in this paragraph... my certificate program is exactly the length of a pregnancy, which describes most of our clients.
Most of my classmates are young, very young. If I had to guess I'd say a majority of them are almost half my age - very humbling. But it's so awesome to see this group of young people on fire for the Lord. They bring different insights and ideas to discussions. They are also the age of most our clients, the women that Pink Pixie serves. It's giving me yet another perspective to view life through and further educating me on how to reach our really rough/tough clients.
In a perfect world we could help change the lives of every woman we encounter. But in a "perfect world" no one would be in crisis in the first place. I'm looking forward to this gestational period of learning and developing. I believe it's going to be priceless for so many woman.
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