Tomorrow is the day that I have been waiting for. I graduate from the Mammoth Lakes School of Supernatural Ministry.
It’s been seven months I believe and so much has happened.
I can honestly say that I have grown more this year than I did in four years of bible college.
I have made relationships that I know will last beyond this season and I have gained a family in Lighthouse Church.
Though I am very happy to be graduating, there are many things that make it a little bittersweet.
Yes. Tomorrow I graduate. Again.
But the day after, I have to say goodbye to some of my best friends in the world.
The friends that were here when all of the growth was happening. The ones that saw me start to believe in myself and become more bold and confident. And more importantly, the ones who called it out of me.
If they don’t know that they had the biggest impact on me in this season then they are insane. Never have I lived in a community that loved this hard.
This community includes the people who encourage you, that push you, that make you feel safe. They are the people that help restore and build up. They are the people that will hold you when you know you are being completely ridiculous and yet you are still crying all over their sweater. The people that love you too much to let you sit and wallow past the point of what is socially acceptable.
It’s always amazing to be able to sit in a classroom and learn things that change your life. But this place has become so much more than that. I get to be a part of something so much bigger than just a school.
I get to be a part of a huge family that spans over nations. I get to travel all the way to Switzerland and immediately feel like I’m at home. I get to finally dream for things in the future that I know are completely possible and are most likely, sorry, most definitely going to happen.
Here in this place I started to dream again. I started to believe in myself again. I’ve started calling the gold out of myself. I have joy and I have strength and I am bold.
So as I say goodbye to this season, I get to look forward with the knowledge that I have this family behind me. I get to transition into something new and know that I am supported and I have full confidence that I will always have those people in my life.
The ones that love you enough to encourage you to be who God made you to be.