Posted by: susankayjones | June 24, 2011

reflections…part dos

so, with any adventure, there are both joys and challenges.

i honestly feel as if the JOYS have far surpassed the challenges….but even in the challenges, there is so much joy and sanctification.

it has been a great ride so far…and here are some of the ways i have been challenged spiritually, emotionally and  mentally:

challenges

  • i have been challenged to leave behind my “United States” mentality of living
  • my faith has been challenged, as i heard heartbreaking stories of injustice toward children and adults
  • i have been challenged to love others where they are
  • my own ideas, ways of life, comfort—all challenged
  • my lack of faith has been exposed, especially when considering the supernatural power of our mighty God!
  • my sense of freedom and autonomy has been challenged
  • i have been challenged to expand my experience with the Holy Spirit
  • i have been challenged to die to self, and remind myself it’s not about me
  • it has been a challenge to find ways to connect with friends and family back home—but not one that is insurmountable!
  • language learning has humbled me and taught me just how prideful i am
  • i have been challenged to look at situations through non-culturally-biased lenses
  • my sense of justice has been challenged, and have had to rely on the sovereignty of God to reconcile it
  • my sense of “security” has been challenged, and grown in trusting the Lord in all situations
all in all….great ways to be challenged.
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Responses

  1. Thanks for sharin my friend! Can’t wait to hear more in detail when you get back.


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