Spiritual Formation

Leaving Impressions on Students, Who Leave Impressions on Us

I was reminded yesterday of just how gracious our God is… in that God chooses to use us in the formation of others… and in the same way, God uses others in our own ongoing formation.

It came through an encouraging conversation over coffee with a graduating senior… something that has become somewhat of a tradition this time of year.

As the student shared about how God had used a few specific encounters, exchanges and interactions that we had shared over the course of the past few years to shape him in some important ways, I sensed God using that moment — those words of encouragement and affirmation — to shape me. To shape my future work.

I know I’m not alone in this.

So be encouraged fellow life-shaper!

God is using you in significant ways… while using the lives of others to shape you in ways you may never know!