Hi, I’m Andrea. My story is a journey from wander to wonder. I was taught to know and follow Jesus from a young age, but following high school graduation I turned and ran from that faith for a six-year hiatus trying to find my own way and determine my own steps.
When my life turned into nothing short of an absolute mess, I surrendered. Following a period of drunken selfishness, flooded with self-serving passions accompanying a self-loathing mindset; I surrendered myself to a life of selfless servitude. I turned from wandering on my own accord, to become enthralled in the wonderment of our God.
It is clear through the grace and provision God gave even me, a classic prodigal, He is sufficient to fulfill our deepest desires and highest cast dreams. When I surrendered, I told Jesus
Send me. I will go. Wherever. Whenever. I spend my days trying to live up to that promise, and allow grace to fill in the areas I lack.
I am continuously a work in progress. That is certain. But in my wondering, Jesus has given me opportunities to travel as a missionary to Haiti many times, building relationships there with new brothers and sisters. He has led me to study intercultural studies and church planting at seminary, focusing on aging and elderly populations. He has given me chances to teach and lead worship in churches and assisted living facilities. He has created a non-profit through the dreams of a close friend, in which I now serve as Director. We provide bikes to people who cannot afford transportation otherwise.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.
That scripture is so true. Jesus is continually showing me just how grace-filled He truly is. When I humble myself to His will, He gives and gives and gives.
God pulls us from our wandering, as He knows we are always truly seeking Him. I was attempting to fill a void in my life with anything but the true answer. God was the only thing that would fulfill and complete me.
Even though I didn’t know what I needed, He did the entire time. And He provided.
He is a loving, faithful God. My life is a testament of that. I want to share my story, the best way that I can for those who still wander on their own, and even for those of us who are still a work in progress.
Please know, I did not start a blog on humility because I think it is something I have mastered. Instead, I see this community as a place to encourage humility, practice humility, share the stories of those who are doing it well, and in that, learn more and more how to live like Jesus.
From one Chair Stacker to another, welcome! I pray you find Jesus on these pages, and you can see Him in your life calling you to a path of humble servitude lined in unending grace and incomparable purpose.