Monday, January 3, 2011

get it, girl, get it.

Get it, girl, get it! (For the gentlemen reading this, please feel free to insert "boy" or "dude" to replace "girl" anytime this phrase is repeated.)

I'm not quite sure how this phrase made it's way into my vocabulary, but it's a staple at the moment. It's often used as encouragement when someone isn't feeling especially confident about the task ahead of them. I also tend to use it instead of "good luck" before someone goes on stage, speaks, sings, etc. I might yell it out if someone busts out a sweet dance move or if our point guard is racing down the court ahead of the pack for a lay up. It's my way of basically saying "jump in, give it your all, and do great."

This phrase comes to mind as think of the next 2 weeks of my life. I'm serving as a staff adviser on university service trip to Nicaragua. We're going to be serving with Newsong Mission and other places. This is my first time going to Central America that isn't Mexico and my first time being a leader of an abroad trip. There are several students who haven't been there before or on an abroad service trip. We will all be leaping out of our comfort zones and asking God to lead and comfort with His rod and staff (Psalm 25). And so to us I say, "Get it, girl, get it."

Get it, girl, get it. I think this qualifies as part of meantime living mentality. We're free, people. Free to jump in, give it our all, and do great. That's what we're praying for this trip--have a great time, experience new things, rely on God, and watch Him use us. God has made us more than conquerors by Him who loved us (Romans 8:37). Even conquerors over our fears because He didn't give us a spirit of timidity or fear, but one of power.

What are you waiting for? Get it, girl, get it!

Note: Because of limited access, blog posts may be sparse during the next 2 weeks.

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