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  1. Hi Natasha,
    Your story so far is SO similar to mine. Sometimes God leads us to do strange things even when we think we know we have it all figured out. I thought my ministry would only be stateside, I never thought I would go overseas. It sounded alright and all, but maybe something I would never do. But I was enjoying serving the Lord here already, and I had plans to do things in Colorado this summer and the next. But he recently required a lot of surrender on my part and has finally shown me Africa. I have no money and no idea how to get there or where that provision will come from, but the pride lesson was one thing that I really grasped at that point of surrender. I wasn’t going to make it on my own or in my own terms! My ideas of how I could provide are so silly! And this waiting period between going and that decision to allow Him to expand my vision beyond my plans has been so stretching!
    All that to say, I can relate to the whole idea of God refining us and making us ready for Him and His uses!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh, wow! God is truly doing some great stuff in you. So excited about how He’ll use you in the future!

  2. Wow, I have been reading your, In Jars of Clay, series. I am completely absorbed. I absolutely love the way God’s plans unfold never the way we plan them, but so much better than we could have ever dreamed them. 🙂

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      So glad you’ve enjoyed them. It has been fun to hunt through journals and look at the events from my current viewpoint.

      God is so good!

  3. What I loved about this piece was how plainly you wrote about the pain in giving up what you would have liked to do. How that allowed you to fully do what you were meant to do. And that was beautiful. Thank you.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Thank you, dear. Isn’t it amazing how God calls us to give up what seems best to offer us something better?

  4. fullherlife says:

    Morning from Maine Natasha girl… I loved this post. You bring a beautiful balance of personal sharing and poetic writing. It’s always so refreshing when God’s Spirit whispers to us, “yes” you’re right where I want you… Thank you sister! ~ Blessings out, Amy 🙂

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Hello, Amy! 🙂
      It is, indeed, so very refreshing.
      He is good. So good.

  5. Beautiful, Tasha, calling us to minister where we are, not thinking our ministry is always somewhere else. You inspire!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Thank you, dear. <3

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