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- About a year and a half ago, I got offered a position as a lead designer for one of my favorite brands. They offered to move me back home to California (except in Anaheim instead of L.A.) and pay for a year of housing to get me settled. When I got this call, I was totally blown away, a random dude with no degree receiving an opportunity to live out his dream and to be financially set for a good while. That had to be from God right? I was stoked because I felt like this was God's way of saying "hey dude, you've done a good job, here's your reward!" So I started celebrating, I called up the fam and told them about how I'm moving back to California, but as I did that I got this uneasiness. As I prayed for it to leave, I heard God tell me that I wasn't supposed to go and that I was to honor what He has asked me to do with the whole missions thing. And that really messed me up, I wrestled a lot with it (and I still do sometimes) and I tried negotiating with myself using the "God would love me despite the disobedience, so why does it matter?" line. Nevertheless, I stayed and slowly the disappointment faded away. I started telling myself that if I consider a job from one of my favorite companies to be a big deal then an assignment from the King of Kings is some next level goodness and I felt in my heart that He was up to something cool. I ended up going to Nepal for 3 months last year and during my time there I only saw one person come to Christ. Just one. Yet I wasn't disappointed because the moment that happened I felt like this whole journey was worth it. I felt there were 2 lists in front of me, one of the things I wanted to do and one of the things God wanted to do through me and I watched the list merge into one. At that point I came to the realization that I'd rather see one person come to Christ than to live a life of safety. And in 5 days I'll be leaving to rural Cambodia for 3 months and I know something rad is going to happen, whatever it looks like. So long live the adventure. #typography #illustration
- About a year and a half ago, I got offered a position as a lead designer for one of my favorite brands. They offered to move me back home to California (except in Anaheim instead of L.A.) and pay for a year of housing to get me settled. When I got this call, I was totally blown away, a random dude with no degree receiving an opportunity to live out his dream and to be financially set for a good while. That had to be from God right? I was stoked because I felt like this was God& #39;s way of saying "hey dude, you& #39;ve done a good job, here& #39;s your reward!" So I started celebrating, I called up the fam and told them about how I& #39;m moving back to California, but as I did that I got this uneasiness. As I prayed for it to leave, I heard God tell me that I wasn& #39;t supposed to go and that I was to honor what He has asked me to do with the whole missions thing. And that really messed me up, I wrestled a lot with it (and I still do sometimes) and I tried negotiating with myself using the "God would love me despite the disobedience, so why does it matter?" line. Nevertheless, I stayed and slowly the disappointment faded away. I started telling myself that if I consider a job from one of my favorite companies to be a big deal then an assignment from the King of Kings is some next level goodness and I felt in my heart that He was up to something cool. I ended up going to Nepal for 3 months last year and during my time there I only saw one person come to Christ. Just one. Yet I wasn& #39;t disappointed because the moment that happened I felt like this whole journey was worth it. I felt there were 2 lists in front of me, one of the things I wanted to do and one of the things God wanted to do through me and I watched the list merge into one. At that point I came to the realization that I& #39;d rather see one person come to Christ than to live a life of safety. And in 5 days I& #39;ll be leaving to rural Cambodia for 3 months and I know something rad is going to happen, whatever it looks like. So long live the adventure. #typography #illustration
- About a year and a half ago, I got offered a position as a lead designer for one of my favorite brands. They offered to move me back home to California (except in Anaheim instead of L.A.) and pay for a year of housing to get me settled. When I got this call, I was totally blown away, a random dude with no degree receiving an opportunity to live out his dream and to be financially set for a good while. That had to be from God right? I was stoked because I felt like this was God's way of saying "hey dude, you've done a good job, here's your reward!" So I started celebrating, I called up the fam and told them about how I'm moving back to California, but as I did that I got this uneasiness. As I prayed for it to leave, I heard God tell me that I wasn't supposed to go and that I was to honor what He has asked me to do with the whole missions thing. And that really messed me up, I wrestled a lot with it (and I still do sometimes) and I tried negotiating with myself using the "God would love me despite the disobedience, so why does it matter?" line. Nevertheless, I stayed and slowly the disappointment faded away. I started telling myself that if I consider a job from one of my favorite companies to be a big deal then an assignment from the King of Kings is some next level goodness and I felt in my heart that He was up to something cool. I ended up going to Nepal for 3 months last year and during my time there I only saw one person come to Christ. Just one. Yet I wasn't disappointed because the moment that happened I felt like this whole journey was worth it. I felt there were 2 lists in front of me, one of the things I wanted to do and one of the things God wanted to do through me and I watched the list merge into one. At that point I came to the realization that I'd rather see one person come to Christ than to live a life of safety. And in 5 days I'll be leaving to rural Cambodia for 3 months and I know something rad is going to happen, whatever it looks like. So long live the adventure. #typography #illustration

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