I was lying on my futon, praying, when I heard rushing footsteps and crying outside my window. God provoked me to go downstairs and see if anyone needed comfort or healing. I raced down the stairs and entered the lobby. I looked around, no one was hurt or crying. No one was down there besides Megan, who was standing on a stool and the CA worker who was behind Oak’s front desk. I pretended that I had to check my mailbox. Megan looked at me and said, “I feel so tall right now.” I told her she might actually be taller than me. She motioned me to come closer to see if I was actually taller than her while she was standing on the stool. It was pretty close. When I took a step back, she kind of looked side to side, and said, “Wow! Is this what you see all the time?” I kind of chuckled and left the lobby.
As I was exiting the lobby, I repeated what she had said to me, “Is this what you see all the time?” I had a revelation on how this tied in my Christian life. Yes, this is what I see all the time, but only because God has shown me that I can go even further with my faith. Everyday is full of opportunities given by God for us to learn and grow in our faith. If we do not take these opportunities presented by God, our faith will remain unchanged from the day prior. Each day acts like a building block for our faith foundation, but only if we act upon the opportunities that are given. It is important to grab these everyday opportunities so that our faith can be taken to new heights. Ever since coming to Bemidji, I have witness how God has taken me to new heights. He encourages me to get out of my comfort zone and to reach people who are scared, lonely, and in pain. I rely on His strength when I reach out to His people, because I know I can not do it alone. His comforting voice reassures me that I can do anything with Him by my side.
I got back up to my room, sat down with my computer and began writing this journal entry when I heard the rushing footsteps and the crying again. This time, I whipped open my blinds and saw a girl with her hands up to her face sobbing. I should have yelled for her to stay there because I wanted to pray for her. I fleeted my dorm room and raced down the stairs, again. I got down to the lobby in thirty seconds and headed outside. I did not see her. I stepped out on the steps and looked around. She was nowhere to be found. Where could she have gone. I started walking down the sidewalk and headed to Wally’s. I waited there for a few minutes and headed back to Oak. As I was walking back, I said a couple times out loud, “God loves you!”
Do not be afraid to let God take you to new heights.