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Friday, May 1, 2009

Thinking about the next 6 Months

Life certain has its curve-balls, both good and bad. Four years ago I would not have pictured myself as a graduate of Huron University College and with a BA in Globalization and International Comparative Studies. I had it all planned out. I would graduate with a Bsc. in some kind of Science and then it was off to Medical School.

As you can probably imagine, God had his way and changed most of that. I found myself becoming more and more interested in global issues. I hadn't even considered the possibility of a degree in anything other than science.

When I look back on my time at university I see the the writing of God over everything that happened. I saw how his handy-work led me to take specific courses, become involved with certain organizations and complete specific tasks. They say that hind-sight is 20/20 and looking back now makes that so clear.

With these thoughts in mind I have started another journey with God. This journey is far beyond my comfort zone that I can no longer see the circle I had drawn. Three years in a foreign country with a different culture and a job for which I feel not the least bit qualified.

With these three competing topics in my head, I am reminded of a conversation I had last fall with a very dear friend. We were talking about what was expected of women verses what God expects from us. I can't remember who said what but a sentence that has resonated with for a long time was "Since when have you ever done what is conventional or comfortable?" Writing those words now brings me to a thought that this sentence is not only one I ask of myself and others, but what God asks of me as well. Since when has Margaret ever done what the world told her to do? From what I have heard of my parents, that sentence fits to a T. I am certain I have left them with a few extra gray hairs. Sorry Mom and Dad :S

I know that I have my fears and apprehensions about the next decisions I will have to make but I know that someday I will be able to look back and see, yet again, how God's hind-sight in our lives is 20/20.

I've known for a long time that I was never called to "conventional" hence why I have decided to call this blog just that. My unconventional-ness will result I am sure in laughs and tears but, more importantly, I know it will lead to the glorification of God Almighty.

All Praise be to Him who loves the unconventional!