“I couldn’t quite land. That’s the way I felt after I said yes to God but then started trying to figure out what I was supposed to do with my life. I wanted to make a difference for Him, but couldn’t figure out what I had to offer. I was like an unwilling feather — weightless, exhausted from all the flitting to and fro, but completely unable to resist the winds that carried me away.”
For the next 6 weeks, I will be partaking in a bible study group through Proverbs 31 Ministries. The study centers around the book Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl. I won’t lie, while I have been toying with the idea of finding a bible study group for a while now, the convenience of working (kind of) at my own pace from the comfort of my own home certainly appealed to me. Aside from purchasing the book to read, the bible study is free and offers plenty of resources to help members delve deeper into the text.
The title itself drew me in–I’ve always considered myself to be a goody two-shoes (I know many of you may have trouble picturing this, especially if you knew me during certain periods of my collegiate life). But really–I’ve always been that kid: the overachiever, the one who didn’t break the rules (because, let’s face it, I made the rules), the one who refused to drink in high school (or even go to parties, for that matter!), the one who was on the straight and narrow path. But I haven’t ever really felt…fulfilled in that role. There has to be more to living for God than merely attending church and understanding the Word.
Through participating in this study, I hope to not only gain a deeper relationship with God, but also to discover how to truly put that relationship to use to DO good in the world rather than simply BE good in the world.