By Sarah Careins
Living in Africa has taught me to overcome every fear and obstacle in the power of Jesus Christ. This past week I was able to travel to the country of Botswana to minister to the youth and partner with other missionaries. We arrived a day before the ministry began to enjoy a drive through the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
My Speed the Light vehicle was once again put to the test as the ground was entirely sand. In one particular spot, my vehicle got very stuck. Unfortunately, I do not have a 4X4, but only a diff-lock. (If you don’t know what that is, you can google it). Thankfully, we were able to find some assistance to help push me out. I then tried to avoid driving in the very sandy places.
Finally, I decided to face my fears as we needed to take the same road again. As we approached the area, I gave my vehicle the gas and made my way through the sand safely. Throughout the rest of the day, I actually found it exciting to drive through the sandy areas. I enjoyed the challenge.
The other missionaries agreed with me that I have found a new love for “off-roading.” Throughout our lives, there may be moments when we seem to get “stuck in the sand.” Thankfully, Jesus will always provide a way to get us out –if we will only ask him for assistance. Our past failures should not stop us from facing our fears and going where God has called us to go. We may be surprised to find that God’s path is actually a grand adventure that we have been longing to experience.
Sarah Careins is an appointed Assemblies of God missionary to South Africa and an alumna from Global University’s Berean School of the Bible. Learn her story at Globaluniversity.edu.