Meghan Tschanz

love shines on

My voice only sounds good when I am singing to God.

Life. is. good.

How often we forget that. It is so easy to forget all that is good in this crazy, messed-up world. But whenever I feel myself beginning to stray, God pulls me back.

And half the time I have a bajillion things rushing through my head, like what I am going to do next, or what homework I have, or that guy is cute, or how amazing this life is, or how I ought to be writing resumes, or how I like this song, or how my boots sound really cool when I walk. This world is so full of distractions.

I am taking a feminist theory class and everytime I leave that class I feel like I should want a career and equality more than anything else. And everytime I leave my journalism classes I feel like I need to do so much to prepare myself for a career. I keep getting told what I ought to want, but the thing is, I don’t want those things, not really. While I am in class a career sounds like this amazing thing that everyone should strive for. And honestly I am well-equiped for a life chasing money, I get good grades, I am a hard-worker and when I try I can really excel. There is only one problem, I don’t want it.

All I want is to love. That sounds so dumb, but that is all I really want. I want to love God and love people and I want to live fully in that. I want to do exactly what progressive thinking tells me I ought not. I want to get married, I want to have children, I want to forsake a career for a life of missions, whether that be in the states or somewhere else.

This is where I find passion, this is where I get filled. And it is so much more real to me than chasing down society’s idea of success.

I measure success in following God and loving people.

I want to live my life passionately pursuing God. I want to live my life pursuing love and relationships, because I have found that my voice only sounds good when I am singing to God.

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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2 Replies

  1. Erin L

    Hey Meghan-I think that’s awesome and sure is nothing to be ashamed of! God created you with a purpose and I know He gave you those desires!! What an empty life it would be if it was all spent trying to be something in this world—THERE’S SO MUCH MORE beyond this world 🙂

  2. Linda Cosby

    Sweet Meghan,

    Child of my heart, my other daughter. I am so very proud of the young woman you have become and now, as you strive to seek our precious Father, your Abba, in all of this “life” I am filled to the brim with the excitement of watching your future path. Although different in manner, Pam’s walk has been so very similar and she has truly, TRULY, received and is receiving the desires of her heart because she trusted in Him. I am praying for you daily and will trust that the God of the Universe has your life and your desires firmly in his control!

    Enjoy Australia! Meet Him in every moment of every day – especially the tough ones!