Holy cow I cannot believe I’ve reached the halfway point in my support raising journey. Over the past 7 weeks the Lord has confirmed my call over and over again, but nonetheless it has been crazy hard. I have never been more humbled than when I’m sitting in front of my friends and family asking them to join me financially and prayerfully in this journey. The overwhelming support from the people I have met with so far has meant so much to me.
Going into this summer I had it in my head that I could meet with my core group of families and then BOOM I’d have all my support without having to meet with people outside my circle of comfort. LOL I was wrong, but I am so thankful for that because God has already taught me so much through support raising. I wish I could share everything I’ve learned, but then this post would be forever long--so I narrowed it down to my top 3.
1. I am not in control. This has been a really hard pill to swallow because I like to be in control, but I have absolutely no control over whether someone decides to support me or how much they decide to give. That’s not up to me, that’s between them and God, and I just have to trust what God is doing in their life and mine.
2. Being on my knees is my favorite place to be. The Lord has brought me to my knees over and over again this summer. Y’all, support raising is tough, but praying through the no’s I’ve received and through my worries and concerns has kept me from falling apart.
3. God’s timing is perfect. Just when I doubt if I am qualified enough to ask another person to partner with me in this journey, God places someone in my path to encourage me. I cannot count the amount of times I have dreaded going to a meeting expecting it to be a no and I come away from it so encouraged and ready to continue this journey.
Lastly, I wanted to share a song that my mission coach shared with us at GoWeek, and since then it has become my anthem throughout support raising, God I Look to You by Bethel Music. Y’all this song is so so so good. This line has become my prayer, “God I look to you, I won’t be overwhelmed, give me vision to see things like you do”. I encourage you to listen to if you haven’t.
Thank y’all so much for the love and support I could not do this without y’all.