Pushed to the Edge to Grow


Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 7.43.22 PMOne thing that really captivated me about the Edge leaderhship was their desire to pull out and develop your artistic talents and passion.

There is this beautiful aspect of individual development that comes along with Edge.

I don’t know the story behind how the program became titled “Edge” but I assume it has to do with the abundant amount of risk it takes to live in a new country, share a house with strangers and bare your soul through art. These are all very vulnerable things…things I’d rather leave to adrenaline junkies, which I certainly am not. It really does feel like jumping off the “edge” and hoping you make it to the bottom alive …but the sweet thing is that God promises to be our parachute when we step off the rigid edge and choose to trust him.

Coming into Edge, the prayer of my heart was that my artistic passions would be made clear and developed and I am blessed to say that they have been. All this to say …when I signed up for Edge I was hoping to casually look over the edge rather than jump off, but God had other plans. If you didn’t pick up from the fact that I’m writing a blog …I’m a writer, but shhh…don’t tell anyone! What you may not know is that I also write poetry and worships songs. I’ve been writing for most of my life, but not many people have ever heard my work, not even family. I thought for a long time that they were something I was supposed to keep to myself, but God has continued to prove me wrong …and continues pushes me to share them.

Through the encouragement of fellow Edgies and nudges from those in music I was able to lead people in a worship song that I had written. I was kicking and screaming the whole way, but when I got up and began to sing I knew that was exactly where I was supposed to be. When I saw people moved to worship the God of the universe because of the gift he’s given me… I knew I was supposed to be there.


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