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I Decided To Do DTS 5 Days Before It Began

Jul 26, 2019 2:59:20 PM

After high school, I was in a season where I had no idea what I wanted to do and what I wanted for my life. Everyone else seemed like they were so happy with what was next, college or working, but I felt so confused. I didn’t know what to do. Everyone seemed like they had their life figured out but me. But, let's be honest... who has their whole life figured out anyways?

So, I decided to attend a university and work, because I felt like that was the “easiest way” to solve my problems. I was content, but there were still something missing. I knew God had bigger plans for me; I just didn’t want to listen, because I had so much fear of the unknown.

Missions instead of University

I thought attending university & working would solve my problems, but it seemed like they were only getting bigger. I still wasn’t content and I knew there had to be more to life than sitting in class and working. I then applied to the YWAM base in Mazatlan, Mexico for their Discipleship Training School out of curiosity.

They literally called me THAT DAY- my heart was beating so fast. I wanted to ignore the call so bad, but God kept telling me to answer it. Even after talking with them, I was still so hesitant to take that step of faith with Jesus, and just go for it.

Several months later after many phone calls, and applying for the Discipleship Training School, I decided to test God. I told God, "if I got into my dream school, I would give up DTS". I ended up getting into the University, thinking that was best, and I could finally stop thinking about YWAM! 

But what I thought was good for me, eventually made me feel super convicted.

I cried out to God in confusion and wondering why I had conviction about going to University when I thought I had confirmation. The beautiful thing about God is He gives us free will and we can make our own decisions. However, His plans are best.

Saying "YES" to Jesus

How amazing is our father, that He allows us to have choices? I knew whatever I decided - God would support and be by my side the entire way, but I discovered what I really wanted was what God wanted. Initially, I had closed the door to YWAM Mazatlan. I told them I wasn't going to attend, but after making a pros & cons list, I realized.

There are no cons to saying "YES" to Jesus!

I was so stunned at my revelation that I re-informed the staff that I WAS coming, bought my plane ticket 5 days before the DTS started, packed my bags, and left for a journey of a lifetime! It was the best decision I’ve ever made. I have never felt so close to God or heard His voice so clearly. You will never regret saying "YES" to Jesus & to dedicating your plans to Him! Looking back, I wish I had not listened to fear and accepted that God is in control, because He has bigger & better plans than we could ever imagine!

Proverbs 16:3

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans."

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There are so many reasons why YWAM Mazatlan is the place you should do your DTS! Introducing you to 10 incredible opportunities...👇👇👇

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