The Fast Essay

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Let’s Get Our WAG On

It was an overcast Saturday, May 31, 2014, a date I will never forget. Fear of the unknown, fear of inadequacy, fear of my abilities, fear of people I barely knew, and in the midst of my fear I realized time is up! I am at the base of Winding Stair Gap, a steep hike up a winding trail 6.2 miles up at an elevation of 1,500 ft. Fear is now in the middle of my throat. What have I done? I questioned myself mentally. Oh Lord Jesus, I cannot do this, what was I thinking, I prayed. The Fast
My story actually begins a couple of months prior to this date. I decided to go on a little field trip to Savannah one Friday afternoon. I wanted a new book to read. I decided to go to a
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It is Friday, I am frantically packing. Hopefully, I remember everything; shoes, socks, hiking poles, bug spray, hat, extra clothes, and snacks. Fear is attacking me again, what to wear, do I have everything, will I fit in, and can I do this. I stop and just pray. The Lord immediately calmed me and my fear subsided. I load my vehicle and headed for the church. I felt like a small child leaving for church camp, so the adventure begins. Road trip! We all meet, load up, pray, and leave for Helen, GA. Cynthia (awesome driver), Teresa (fearless/crazy leader), Candi, Nancy, Brooke, Simone, Ms. Cheryll, Terri, and myself. Cat meets us there because she only lives about thirty minutes from where we are staying. Unaware God was working immediately, bonding us forever. We act like a bunch of schoolgirls, laughing, sharing, shopping, and eating the whole way up to the mountain house. Friday night we get in our pajama’s, sit around sharing our joys, burdens, and testimonies. Again the room was filled with laughter, but also tears. God once again is moving gently through the group, preparing …show more content…
However, we are not done! The next phase is 75 degrees up taking a right and another 75 degrees up. I have not come all this way to give up now. Nancy and Candi tape my feet up so I can finish this journey. We all head up some faster than others. Candi and I are the last in line, we start to make the turn for the final ascent, she stops and sits down. She tells me to go on, so I do. I keep pushing forward, it is getting very hard and I am slowing down to catch my breath. I turn to check on Candi and I see the most precious sight ever, she is sitting in a spot of lush green grass overlooking a gorgeous view, I see the smile on her face as she worships God and I see peace, Perfect Peace! I knew God had done an amazing act of grace right before my eyes. I am watching His signs and miracles every day in every one of these ladies’ lives. Hallelujah!!! I made it!!! I cannot believe it, thank you, Jesus, for carrying me!!! The view was breathtaking, however, the things God just taught me on this journey have forever transformed me! And WAG was born, Women’s Adventure Group [Jesus loving women who get together to study God’s Word and experience adventures

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