from such great heights

lacking support for support

Posted in life by chapwoman on March 28, 2008

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13

It sucks when your parents don’t support the things you feel really passionately about doing. It sucks even harder when they have absolutely no faith in you.

I am so stoked for going to Colorado this summer for Campus Crusade. I wasn’t even going to apply had Caellin not asked me about it a week before the application was due. God’s been putting this on my heart for the past few months though, and now that I have this opportunity to go and learn how He can use me to build stronger relationships, there’s no way I’m NOT going. The letters for support are in the mail, phone-calls will be made, I’m ready to start compiling the mission fund.

But today Mom told me that if I don’t raise enough money for the trip, I’m basically not going. Period. She’s not even looking into plane tickets to issue her frequent flyer miles for because she “doesn’t want to waste her points on a trip I might not be going on.” Ummm ouch. Thanks for the faith. “I’m glad you’re really optimistic about raising the money to go, Kayla, but you have to be realistic here.” Hmmm, double ouch.

Even when I raise the money I need, even when I do go on this summer project, I will be crushed knowing that my parents (or mom at least), wasn’t behind me nearly as much as I thought she’d be. What am I supposed to do with that? And why am I even surprised? This is nothing new…

Good thing I’ve got God to fill that void of support. Pray for me, pray that I get the support I am seeking, pray for my parents that they turn their attitudes toward the positive.

C’est la vie,


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  1. aclauson said, on March 29, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    friend. god graciously equips those he calls, and i know he will bless you in amazing ways through this summer. i’m just thrilled that i get to stand as a witness to it all. i lover you much.

    p.s. if you have extra support letters, please send one to my parentals. that’s carl and sharon clauson at 1199 E. Calaveras St. Altadena 91001.

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