Meghan Tschanz

love shines on

God meets us where we are

“and so my prayer is that your story will have involved some leaving and some coming home, some summer and some winter, some roses blooming out like children in a play. My hope is your story will be about changing, about getting something beautiful born inside of you, about learning to love a woman or a man, about learning to love a child, about moving yourself around water, around mountains, around friends, about learning to love other more than we love ourselves, about learning oneness as a way of understanding God. We get one story, you and I, and one story alone. God has established the elements, the setting and the climax and the resolution. It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn’t it?
It might be time for you to go. It might be time to change, to shine out.
Roll the word around on your tongue for a bit. It is a beautiful word, isn’t it? So strong and forceful, the way you have always wanted to be. And you will not be alone. You have never been alone. Don’t worry. Everything will still be here when you get back. It is you who will have changed” ~Donald Miller

Well here I sit in the Los Angeles airport and I have about 2 hours before I board my flight to Melbourne. I can’t believe this is really happening. I can’t even imagine what it will be like in Australia. I can’t imagine the base or the people or the weather or the smell. It is kind of like this moving target in my head, whenever I try to focus on it, it becomes hazy. I honestly have no expectations, aside from that God is meeting me there.
He as already met me here.

And I don’t know why but I have always had an issue traveling by myself, that I am less confident of my decisions if I don’t have the chance to talk them over with someone. I crave people… all the time. So maybe this traveling by myself will be good for me and maybe it is even better that I don’t have the internet to distract me so I can really reflect on where I am and where I have come.

It is funny, this afternoon when I left for the airport I was filled with anxiety about traveling by myself, I just had the feeling that one of my connections would go wrong or that my bags would get lost or that I, myself, would get lost. But I haven’t, it is as if an angel led the way and arranged everything for me and I can feel God here. He adores me.
When I got off my first flight I had NO idea where to go, I didn’t know where to get my bags or how to check-in to Qantas. So I just followed signs and got my bags and then I walked outside and got on a shuttle bus that said “Connections” and that took the International flights terminal, where I checked in. And I made it to security and the man just kept saying “Meghan,  you’re doing great” or “it will all be alright.” I graciously took his encouragement. It only hit me afterwards that he never looked at my passport and had no way to know  my name. I am not going to overthink it, it was God meeting me where I was.

He has always met me where I am. I can’t believe right now that I have all my school fees. I managed to raise all $4500. My dad gave me $2000 but that means that Jesus gave me $2500 (through the generosity of people and some very odd jobs). I have photographed portraits, cleaned and even had eggs smashed on my head.
I came home from Costa Rica with about $30 in my bank account after purchasing my visa and my plane tickets. Right now I have $3000 in my account, ready to pay for my school fees. He multiplied the money by 100 times. He met me here.

I still have $2000-4000 to raise for my outreach. But I have no doubt that God will meet me there as well. Because He IS faithful my friends, He cannot be anything else.
So I write this filled with hope and excitement for this next big adventure. It’s gonna be good, He told me so.

About Meghan Tschanz

I believe in love, empowerment. and adventure. The kind of love that believes in the face of adversity, the empowerment that allows people to step into their destiny, and the kind of adventure that leaves your heart pounding in your chest. I write because I want to remind us all that there is so much more to life.

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  1. “It’s gonna be good, He told me so.”