Welcome to Wanderings and Wonderings! In this inaugural post, I'm sharing the first step on my road to Bolivia, where I'll attend language school and spend a year in mission with the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis in Santa Cruz.
Frustration. Struggle. Roadblocks.
I began today questioning why things have become so difficult as I prepare for my time in Bolivia. The latest challenge presented itself as I learned that I needed to be present to obtain my visa. In Washington D.C.! Right now, it is easy to question God’s plan, and whether I am traveling in the right direction at this moment in my life. But I have been listening, and have heard God speaking to me through scripture, “arise, my friend, my beautiful one and come!” (Song of Songs 2:10)
So, this evening after it was dark, I left La Crosse, to begin an epic road trip to Washington D.C. I am spending the night at my dad’s apartment and then we will drive the bulk of the distance tomorrow. As I drove, I found my attitude shifting. I started the drive in a dark mood, filled with negative thoughts. What I can only explain as divine condolence, I began to see my interstate driving as my speeding projection toward God.
My spirit lifted as I realized that whether or not I am successful, I am journeying “with swift pace, light step and unswerving feet” (St. Clare blessing) toward God and really, that’s all that matters. Whether I receive the visa, even whether or not I get to Bolivia, none of that matters as much as continuing to race with God – I will arrive when I arrive.
As my heart skips and I begin to feel the joy of this adventure all I can say is – let’s do this!
Dad and I made it and I got the visa!
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