If you are reading this, you might be trying to figure out what your next step is. Should I make the move? What will this mean for me in the future? The questions are endless. Trust me, I’ve been there. It’s hard, don’t get me wrong but if you decide to go, you are saying yes to an adventure with God you will never regret. This is a chance for you to see and experience God in an even greater way then you could ever imagine. If you let Him, God will take you on an adventure of discovery and of the revelation of who He is and who you are.
I learned a new language, how to navigate a city, travel, experience new cultures, and meet new people some of whom I consider kindred spirits. It’s a crazy time, there’s no doubt about it. You will go through valleys, but you will also experience lots of joys. I’ve learned to appreciate the simple things in life. I loved being able to visit the public parks in Berlin, sit on a blanket, and people watch. Spring/summertime in Berlin was the best because EVERYONE was outside. It didn’t matter how packed the parks were if you could find a patch of green, that was your spot. People in Berlin didn’t even care if there is little space between picnic spots because everyone is just excited to be out in the sun. It’s something I learned to appreciate. I loved exploring the city with my friends and learning to appreciate its rich history. I learned the importance of learning history because it dictates the mind of the people in the present. It helps you better understand the city’s culture. I especially love public transportation. It’s something I will miss!
One of my greatest lessons was simply learning to be; be present and enjoy the simple fact that ALL God asks of you is to faithfully show up. I had plenty of moments where I was uncertain or worried about what I was supposed to do or how I could better serve God. It was frustrating! But when I forced myself to stop and be, God reminded me that He just wanted me to be me. He didn’t ask me to change the world or to bring every person I encountered to Jesus. That isn’t my job, and nor is it yours. That’s God’s job. Our job is to faithfully show up and let the Holy Spirit work through us and do His thing.
So, my advice to you? Just say YES!