The last few months of my life have been, let’s say, eventful. I have recently become a part of the Twitter world, which is a whole new world in itself, that somewhat allows us to be a part of the lives of our favorite celebrities. I have also joined the YouTube community, where my very first video has surprisingly been widely accepted with almost 2,000 views. Now I’ve chosen to start my own blog to sort of share my life even more. But why the sudden jump into the social media world you wonder? Well, please allow me to explain.
To start with, let me give you a little background information on me. I am 21 years old and a full time college student and working as a personal assistant and nanny for multiple families to support myself. I am an active member of my church where I teach Sunday school in the preschool department each week and attend service afterwards. I am a Christian who loves Jesus with all my heart and believes in the plan God has for my life. I was raised in a Christian home, so it has always been a part of my life, and to this day I choose to live in a way that is pleasing to God to the best of my ability. I am nothing without Him, and I am everything because of Him. God has blessed me in so many ways, and I want to share His love with everyone around me. I have decided to pursue a life of ministry, and I couldn’t be more excited for the path God has prepared for me to do His work.
I believe that in order to have a close relationship with God you must be close to Him in prayer. Pray about everything, all the time. Someone once asked me when was my “time” I spoke to God, and it really made me think. I realized that I do not have a specific “time” I speak to God, but instead I speak with Him constantly throughout each day. Every action of mine I think “what would God think of this” and I always try to pray with Him about it. He’s always with me, and always giving me strength, our relationship is a necessity in my everyday life.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
So, back to why I joined the social media world in the first place. Well, I just happen to love Tim Tebow…but who doesn’t? Okay… I began watching him play when he was a Junior at University of Florida and I was just immediately drawn to him in a way I really cannot explain. I know it sounds crazy, and every other girl probably thinks the same thing, but I honestly believe in my heart I have some connection to Timmy. He is just an amazing guy with a great heart and he loves the Lord, which is what is most important. So… I continued to watch him in his football career, and when he was drafted to the Broncos, I joined twitter so I could try and get in touch with him.
I prayed continuously for an opportunity to meet him. In February of this year I learned about an event Timmy would be at in March, and immediately I began to pray that if it was God’s will and He wanted me to meet him, then He would open the doors for it to happen…and that was the first time God blessed me with an opportunity to meet Timmy. This is my YouTube video I was telling you about earlier…
Well…in April Timmy hosted the Second Annual Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach. Once again…I began to pray that if it was God’s will He would open the doors for me to meet Timmy at the event…and that was the second time God blessed me with an opportunity to meet Timmy. Here is our picture from that day…
After seeing Timmy again at his golf tournament, I prayed everyday that God would just lay me on his heart that he would know me and remember me if I had the opportunity to meet him again. Well, believe it or not…just the other day I heard of an event Timmy was going to be at in Orlando. I began to pray that once again, if it was God’s will I would have the chance to meet him…and that was the third time God blessed me with an opportunity to meet Timmy. Amazingly…Timmy looked at me and immediately recognized me…and told me how great it was to see me again! Unfortunately, I do not have the picture we took together yet, but as soon as I get it it will be up on here! God is so GREAT.
I guess what I’m getting at with all this is I joined Twitter to get in touch with Timmy, I joined YouTube to share my experience of meeting Timmy, and now I’m starting a blog to further share my stories and begin my journey ministering to people (:
These events meeting Timmy really opened my eyes to just how AMAZING God really is. Things just do not happen by chance…everything has a purpose and plays a role in God’s plan…and I know my meeting Timmy was because God allowed it to happen. Do I know what the purpose of it all was yet? No, but I have faith and believe that God knows the desires of my heart and has great plans for my life. I will forever place my trust in Him, and know He will direct my path. You have to have FAITH.
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Mark 11:24