(PT 3) The organization trained me well, and during my first week on the road and on the job, I had so much fear in my heart. What if the students won’t like me? What if I forget everything I learned? What if I stumble over my words? What if they make fun of me? In reality, none of this really mattered. Yes, I was going to do my job, but I was going to do it while leaning on God’s strength – not mine. Throughout six weeks of emceeing conferences and building relationships with students, I knew that my energy, strength and joy was not coming from me. I could see Him moving in this internship to help me, but also to open the students’ hearts to His love and grace. My job wasn’t to gain people’s approval. My job was to provide fun, little moments to students as they learned about the Gospel and recognized God’s love and calling in their lives. Throughout the internship, I constantly had to rely on the Lord to give me what I needed, but also to help me understand that my job wasn’t about me or what people thought of me. It was all for Him. God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us out of our comfort zones so we can trust Him, which is exactly what He did in this situation. The internship was nothing like I had originally planned, but I could not imagine doing the customer service position I applied for. Being in my new position allowed me to see God’s faithfulness and provision in the most powerful ways. He is so good, and I’m thankful that the tug in my heart has led to something much greater. This is my Firmsteps story. – Mai Anh, age 21.