Last year I completed a 2 year full time Diploma in Christian Ministry which I wrote about here. Last Sunday was the graduating ceremony and it has given me reason to pause and reflect on the experience.

I initially expected going to Bible College to just be about learning information but much of the course was very practical. I found God nudging me to undertake upfront tasks which was certainly not on my radar when I committed to going to Bible College! I found God putting things in my heart and others were encouraging me to move in areas that were completely foreign to me. Sometimes it felt like God tricked me into going to College! Looking back I even wonder how I managed to complete the course as for much of the time I was also working 17 hours a week. It was a faith stretching time.

Several people have asked me what I am going to do with my Diploma. It is a fair question. There is little point filling my head with information if I don’t intend to use it. However it is difficult to be specific. I find God’s timing is not the same as mine and I’m not sure how God is going to bring to pass the ministry areas he has encouraged me in. Fortunately though, I don’t have to concern myself with this as God doesn’t need my meddling to bring about his purposes. My role is to continue believing and trusting God to bring to pass all he has in mind for my life.