I had at least ten different ideas of things I could do or be. In other words, I was a normal 17-year-old. I could be anybody or do anything, but what I wanted most was to be myself and do what God wanted me to. Now if only I knew what that looked like!
It was daunting to move halfway across the world for six months. Daunting, different, dramatic. “This could change my life,” I thought. And that’s what I wanted most.
Five years later, I look back on my DTS as a hub, or gear, that set my relationship with God and my whole life in a new direction. I had just graduated high school when I came and I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into. But when I learned about hearing God’s voice and laying down my rights, I learned about the path I wanted to walk. When I spoke before crowds of children or ministered to someone with a word of knowledge, I understood that God was in me.
Taking that gap year before university was one of the best decisions I ever made. I had a solid foundation to walk out on, to say “this is what I want to study” and “this is who I want to become”. There is nothing better than following what God has for you.