I think I'm beginning to go into incapable-of-moving-because-I'm-so-amazed-at-how-fast-these-past-few-weeks-have-gone-by mode (also known as SHOCK but that doesn't clarify my feelings well enough).
There is still so much that I need to do before leaving next, next week...so many people I want to see...so many books/articles I want to read...so many useful phrases I need to learn in Spanish (how do you say "Hi, my name is __" again??)...so many things to fit in a hiking backpack... ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!
I need a list! I need a schedule! I need a personal secretary!
I am absolutely incapable of typing the words "I need to let go" without putting them in quotation marks. I'm so afraid that if I let go and trust God to get my luggage to Peru with me it just won't happen. I'm terrified that if I don't put in hours of studying Spanish over the next few days, I'll forget everything I know once my feet hit Latin American soil. I can't even consider the fact that I won't be able to talk to my parents or my friends whenever I'd like for two entire months. What if something happens while I'm gone and I MISS IT??
This is where the "ADVENTURE" part of "Adventure in Peru" comes into play, Amber. Don't you WANT an adventurous summer? Don't you WANT to see God glorified in ways that you've never seen before? Don't you WANT the challenge and the growth that comes with having nothing to lean on but the Rock of Ages? Yes. Yes. Yes.
So here I go... Trusting in the Lord with ALL my heart... not depending on my own understanding... acknowledging HIM in all my ways (by His grace and His grace alone)... knowing He will direct my path... and my to-do list.