Yes, way too much time has passed since my last post. Life has been extremely taxing for the last few months, in both figurative and literal ways. I’m still working at AJCC Tech in Pasadena and business has been good enough that I’m able to make ends meet, but just barely. I’ve now been living in Baldwin Park with three roommates since the end of August and I’m loving it! Living alone has its place but living with others gives so much more opportunity for growth as a person. I’m definitely experiencing some stretching that is testing my character, resolve, and strength to be the person I believe I should be.
One of the biggest things going on in my life right now is a refocusing on God as my first priority. For the last year or so I’ve spent a lot of time living for myself and things I thought would make me happy/fulfilled. As I’ve learned, God is much better at that than I am. As I give up the things I cherish most to Him, I experience peace in a profound way that never ceases to amaze me. It’s not that He takes me out of the stressful situations I’m in, He simply gives me the strength to make it through them with His help. Never could enough be said for peace during times of testing and trial.
Once again I’m reminded of how important community is, and how much God can do through it. I love each and every one of my friends dearly no matter the history and am thankful that they are in my life and I’m in theirs. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.