He Is Desperate For Me

15, September, 2012Posted by :Katy Lee

Written by Katy Lee, Art by Tammi Yu


stories-34I had just finished my freshman year in high school, was just getting used to the campus, had started joining clubs and making new friends, when my father told us . . . we were moving.


Couldn’t we move to another house in the same area? Couldn’t we move after I finish high school? I cried and begged not to have to change schools, but I had no vote when it came to family decisions. We moved across town, and I started 10th grade with fear and trepidation as I stepped into a school where I did not know a single soul.


I was barely a Christian at the time. Less than a year prior, I prayed the sinner’s prayer when someone shared the Four Spiritual Laws with me. I didn’t comprehend the gravity of that decision, but God did. He took that very small mustard seed of faith and began to orchestrate my life towards Him. It began in that new high school that I didn’t want to go to.


I wasn’t looking for Christian friends, but God brought them to me. My first friends at the new school were students who attended the Christian club. They made my transition to the school less painful. In fact, looking back, I am more than grateful for that move. I know now that God used the move to remove bad influences that my old friends could have had on me and instead gave me Christian sisters who helped me in my spiritual growth. Since I didn’t have any strong convictions, God knew I was prone to peer pressure, so He intervened to save me from myself. I didn’t know it at the time, I wasn’t looking for God, but He was looking for me, and looking out for me.


When circumstances do not work out the way we want, it’s unhappy for a season, but only for a season. If you belong to God, you can be sure that He is working behind the scenes, bringing a better life, the abundant life that He promised in John 10. That life is always better than what we could have planned for ourselves.


When I graduated from high school, I had absolutely no regrets of leaving my old school. I know now God can be trusted. He is good!



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Katy Lee

Katy Lee graduated from Talbot School of Theology with a Master Degree in Christian Education. Her passion is to help parents effectively raise their children in the Christian faith.