Bit by Brit

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Jan. 24, my lifelong dream came true.

I was headed to the gym when my cell phone buzzed with an email.  I almost didn’t check it because usually it was nothing more than junk mail, but for whatever reason I decided to check it.

My stomach dropped like I was on the world’s largest roller coaster when I saw who it was from-Rhett Pierce-the Summer Camp Coordinator at New Life Ranch.

I had recently applied there, after three summer of completing the Leadership Development Program.  I have wanted to be a counselor there since I was five years old.  I had spent countless hours in prayer over it, and genuinely felt it was where God wanted me, yet I was still fearful because one week earlier, I had received a mass email telling everyone that there were far more applicants than spots and many quality people would have to be turned away.

I was scared to read the email, figuring it was an explanation as to why I hadn’t been chosen for the job.  My heart leaped out of my chest when I read the subject line that said “NLR Job Offer.” 

With trembling fingers and tears in my eyes, I opened the email and read “This is the moment you’ve been waiting for, Britanee.”

I knew in that moment that I had been hired.  I yelped out a cry of joy and immediately started calling and texting the list of people who had been praying for me. 

The excitement only escalated when I got home from the gym that night, and my dad handed me another letter from Oklahoma Baptist University.  Inside was a scholarship offer $1,000 over what they had previously offered me.  This offer made my dream school within reach financially. 

I couldn’t believe how Christ had blessed me in one night.  I felt as if I had everything figured out, at least for the time-being.

As the excitement wore off in the following days, a hint of sadness set in as I realized I’d be gone from May 29-Aug. 10.  I have to move into college on Aug. 21.  Since I’m going away to college, I will be away from everything I’ve ever known for the first time in my life, and I won’t have the summer to prepare for it.

The fear and sadness was short-lived as Christ quickly reminded me that I have nothing to fear.  I knew He had constructed this amazing plan for me, and that it was all going to work out.  I sat back and laughed at how Christ always carries me through even though I doubt, fear, and try to run away.  He never fails.

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