My name is Barbara Carr, and I study free Bible training at CLI. I live in the United States. I’m a child of God, a wife, and a mother. I also am a business owner, a friend, a leader, and much more. For a long time, I’ve had a hard time seeing the potential that God put inside of me. Most people around me could see it easily, some even saying things like, “You have The Lord’s favor.” I didn’t know what that meant at that time, but as I’ve continued on my walk with God, I’m starting to see it and feel it. I’m learning to appreciate and embrace the gifts God has given me. As someone with influence in my community as well as the online community, I see that God is calling me to use the position he has placed me in to bring more people to Him and His kingdom for His glory.
Learning to Trust God
I’ve struggled many times over the years with my spirituality, sometimes wondering if God did exist. Other times, I asked if He exists, why does He want me. I couldn’t see anything special about myself and didn’t feel qualified to do what God kept calling me to do. As I continued my walk and stepped out in faith, God showed me that He equips me with all the tools, knowledge, and support that I need for this mission. Everything seems to just fall into place, and I know that is God; there is no other explanation!
Following Where God Leads
Currently, I am fuel-filled with a longing to know Jesus fully and to allow God to use me to expand His kingdom. It’s both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. He has already placed me in positions that I thought I couldn’t accomplish the task, but then I did because He was the one doing it through me, through the Spirit.
It’s a fantastic feeling to have God lead me for His will instead of my own. I have no idea where He is leading me or what my ultimate mission is yet. However, I trust that God has the perfect plan for me and my life. He knows where I’m going. My life was a mess for a long time. However, I’m at a point that I feel completely at peace and abundantly blessed! I praise God in the good times and in bad times.
As I study the free Bible training at Christian Leaders Institute, I am excited about learning more about the Bible and ministry service. I look forward to growing closer to Him every day.