Just beginning to process the words that is my title to this blog, “I am beginning to LOVE my location.” When I was living in Killeen, I know that there were things that I liked about Killleen, but I know couldn’t truly say I love Killeen. Just living there for over 30 years, you would expect me to say, “Killeen is my home, I want to see it thrive to it’s fullest potential.” But unfortunately, that thought never came to my mind until I moved down here to San Antonio. Trust me when I say, I do want to see Killeen thrive and max out it’s potential and to show the world what loving your neighbor is really like. Yes, some people are introverts and don’t like meeting random people. Thankfully extroverts help to even that out.
Speaking of being extroverted, it takes a lot of courage to walk into another place of worship or a support group. I would have to say, I felt a little out of place walking into a new church. I’ve never felt that way before because I am the one, who normally goes with friends to a church they are wanting to try and ask all the questions! haha I guess it was time for the role to be reversed. I come to find out, as much as I crave to have a Titus 2 women’s relationship, most of the churches down here aren’t necessarily into mixing the generations. I thought that was odd, but I told the pastor or small group leader that I am into breaking molds (probably my own rebellious streak you are going to find when it comes to my faith and when I am craving to grow).
In my last blog or facebook post, I wrote something along the lines that I will praise God on the mountain tops and valley lows. Whenever I am on the mountain or in the valley, I know I need to keep God’s Word hidden in my heart and mind, because He deserves my praise. Thinking and understanding that, I have come to the grips that I may be staying in Texas for the rest of my life and just traveling around the world on mission trips or just vacation. But I know at this moment, I am meant to love the people in the city of San Antonio and meeting them where they are because other people may not know how to love others where they are in life. Sometimes, we all have our eyes closed because we wish to not see what is happening in the world, because of it’s darkness and brokenness. People wonder where has our humanity gone? I wonder, why do you think it is gone? Why don’t you show the world some of humanity and by doing the right thing, allows another individual to demonstrate the same action! Don’t expect other people to do what you do, they are created DIFFERENT and they process things differently too! We as people are not meant to be stuck in a mold, we are all meant to be unique.
At this moment, my uniqueness is currently my motivator to make a lasting change in other people’s lives, whether it is people I encounter in my current job or those who I’ve worked with in the past. Everything and Everyone is where they are meant to be at that particular time, don’t question it. I am thankful that God has moved me from where I was because I would never come to the realization that I have started to fall in love with this city, San Antonio and will always have a place in my heart for Killeen (and the people that live there). Time to dive into community projects and start causing a ripple effect! Do something great! Be amazing!! Thrive and Strive!! Hustle and Grind!!
My apologies, if this blog seems scattered. I am just currently in that set of mind. 🙂 Nothing to be too concerned about! 🙂 Buenos Noche!