The most impactful lesson that I learned over the summer was that I cannot do ministry out of my own will or power. This was a concept that I knew in my mind, but I still tried to control relationships and to make the Holy Spirit move in the way that I saw fit.
I had positive intentions, but God revealed that instead of attempting to make the Holy Spirit move within my relationships, I needed to recognize that the Holy Spirit was already moving and working, and in turn simply follow His lead.
I was making ministry more confusing than I needed to. Instead of forcing relationships, I just needed to be present and love people, allowing God to move rather than trying to make Him move myself.
Mikaela V., Acadia National Park, 2017
The Lord said, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”