What Does God Want Me to Realize?

Today's featured blogger is Sheridan Nelson. She is 16 years old and a member of the Carter Lake Road Church of Christ youth group.

Sheridan with her buddy, Te'Asia
This is my first time being at Fortress. So far it has been an interesting experience. The Urban Experience that I went on was the food-getting one [shopping on a poverty level budget]. My group and I traveled on public transportation like others in this area do, to go to the grocery store to buy food for our group. It was something I have never experienced. I've never had to ride a bus to the grocery store; I've always been able to go in a car. It was different.

I think that there's a 50-50 chance of being able to live in poverty. Either I would be able to, and it would be okay for me, or I would not be able to do the necessary things. More likely, I wouldn't be able to do it.

My favorite moment at Fortress so far was when I was helping my buddies with circumference. At the moment, I want to be a teacher, and getting to help them gave me a look into that career.

I'm not sure why God brought me to Fortress this week. I have a lot of different ideas as to why, but they could all be wrong. Maybe He wants me to realize that I need to teach junior highers. Or maybe God wants me to be a missionary. Whatever He wants me to see this week, I know that it's better than anything I could come up with. Maybe He just wants me to hang out with the kids and that's all. Like I said, I'm not sure, but I guess I'll know at the end of the week.

This week, I am looking forward to spending time with these kids. It's going to be cool to get to know them more and play, laugh, and learn with them. I'm looking forward to learning more patience this week as well. I'm not a patient person, and I think that Fortress will give me more of it. I know that God has a purpose for this week of Fortress. I also know that whatever it is, I will benefit.