50 Stories: I have peace
"When I was a TfG volunteer, I remember thinking it would be so great and cool to work for TfG. I even mentioned it to a friend of mine who was a volunteer as well, as I knew I would like to work for a Christian organisation and I knew how much TfG shapes and changes lives because I had been changed by it already.
I guess I wanted to become part of that change again, this time, from the other side.
Now I am a Field Officer with TfG, I want to encourage volunteers throughout this amazing journey and I’m grateful that God can use me.
I can say that I work with real superheroes. Real superheroes are different from superheroes. Real superheroes don’t try to save the world, they try to change the world.
At the end of high school, I was struggling to choose a university course because I was interested in so many things. I thought I wanted to study medicine, but it the end I chose to study media and communications. One of the reasons to do a gap year is because it gives you a chance to get to know yourself better, your skills, your talents. I got an offer from a university, but I postponed it for year to go to Scotland and become a TfG volunteer. I worked at a YMCA with kids and teenagers and truly enjoyed it. After my year in the UK, I went back to Hungary and because of my year in Aberdeen, I ended up studying youth work as well. I always had this question in my mind: Okay God where do you want me to serve? What do you want me to do?
I think sometimes we focus on the questions so much that we forget to listen.
During my last year at uni, many of my classmates were stressed about the future. I thought it was such an amazing time in my life, even though I was so busy and had to finish two different courses and two dissertations and prepare for two huge exams. Usually I figure out what I want to do, and then I plan, and then I ask for God’s blessing. That time I realised I wanted to do it differently. I realised how great this freedom is, that I didn’t have to worry about my future. I could just let it go. What I had to do was pray for my future.
God can use me wherever He wants to use me and I can do whatever He wants me to do. I was open and ready for it.
It’s not me who chose to become a youth worker or who chose to work for Time For God. It’s not Time For God who chose me. God is the one who did the matching.
Of course I do have ups and downs, because in a way, I had to step out of my comfort zone. I don’t doubt His plan and that this is the place where He wants to see me and use me. With that, I have peace."
This post is part of '50 Stories,' a year-long series of personal accounts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Time For God.