Tuesday, July 7, 2015

My Fiat. By: Christie Young

I can not boast of having met today's guest blogger. I came to know Christie through her appearance on The Sisterhood where she further discerned her vocation. I was drawn to her honest seeking of the Lord and her Love of Jesus.Thanks to social media she has agreed to write this beautiful piece about her YES to the Lord. Christie also has a beautiful gift of song and I am excited to link you to her music here. More on Christie and where to find her below.

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John 14: 5-6 (NASB)

“Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus replied, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
This is sort of how I feel about life right now. I have no clue where I’m going, haha! There are times this fact plagues me and I worry that I’m wasting time, “I need to figure out what God wants me to do so I can start doing it!” Then there are the multitude of times when I’ve looked at all the things lining up in my life and thought, “Ahh, I see now God…this is what you’re doing in my life” and I proceed forward thinking I’ve got at least the main thing figured out. Some time down the road, sometimes sooner than later, I watch as that life falls apart and God begins to direct me somewhere else. The funny thing is I don’t feel that I have wasted time; I just worry that I will waste time. There’s a lesson in that.
God is walking with us. He is showing us all the little things along the way that prepare us for the next step. We have to bump into a log here and there, get caught by a low hanging branch, and trip over a rock or two. In the midst of all that, we get to see the splendor of the tree with it’s leaves dancing carelessly in the breeze, watch as the water trickles down the rock – smoothing it’s edges. We learn to balance and open our eyes to notice things around us. While it might seem it’s taking a while to get to the destination, I can honestly say I don’t regret a single moment of my walk, because the reality is, the walk is the destination.
The goal in life can’t be marriage, or the convent, or a particular job; the goal is Jesus. We don’t have to know exactly where we’re going. That’s what Jesus was telling Thomas. In the end, we hope to go to heaven and the only way to get there is walking with Jesus and He is gonna take us down all kinds of back-roads and forest trails and alleyways that we may or may not think we want to go down. We have to remember that He is our Father who loves us and will protect us and never give us more than we can bear.
Right now I am walking through the convent with Jesus. He is teaching me things and preparing me for whatever lies ahead in my journey. My “yes” was not just to trying religious life; my “yes” was to Jesus. It was to walking with Him each day, to committing to love Him, to try each day to do better and be open to the movement of the Spirit. I say yes to His love and His plan for me. I may not know exactly what to expect, but I know the way. The way is Jesus, and with Him, there is no time wasted.

Currently a postulant with the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence in Chicago, IL, Christie is passionate about her faith and music. She also likes dark chocolate, laughter, and sleeping in on Sundays. Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube

1 comment:

  1. Such a heartfelt and beautiful post... Thank you... [And glad to find Christie's link to Soundcloud too].... Best wishes. Amalia.