I was given my key almost two and a half years ago now. It was a gift from a group of teenagers and friends who I had worked with either as their church youth director, or through a retreat weekend for high school students. One of my students had shared her story about her key, and after my reaction to it, they went together to get me my own.
At the time, I was really struggling to TRUST God and what He was doing in my life, so that was on the key they gave me. I have held onto this key for a long time. Partly because it's taken me a really long time to finally give up on my own plans for my life, and accept that what God has in store will be far better than anything I could have imagined. But I've also kept it because of how much it meant to me that this group of kids did something so incredible for me. I think I've been waiting for just the right person to share it with.
Recently I had a conversation with a friend. She is about to take a huge leap of faith and mentioned that she needed to leap...and trust. I knew in that instant that she would be the recipient of my key. Unwavering trust is never easy, but it is worth it. I am so grateful that I got to learn that lesson. I know I'm blessed because I get to share that lesson, and that truth, with my friend through sharing a part of my heart and my life with her.
October 14, 2015