by Alyssa Rasor
Author’s note: This blog was written about two years ago. It was posted on my blog at https://magnifiedonline.wordpress.com in case you are interested in checking it out there. Please enjoy hearing my story of how I joined MoezArt!

I did theatre for the first time this past fall. I have to say, the thought of doing theatre was not my idea at all. The seed was planted in my heart about three years ago. My friend, who was already in MoezArt, would every once in a while, drop the hint that I should join. In return, I would always give flimsy excuses such as I was afraid to perform in front of others or “Tech week” would stress me out (Tech week is a week in which actors take to prepare for the show).

About two years later my mom mentioned she would be putting me MoezArt in the coming spring semester. I can’t really explain the feeling I had, other than fear.

Fast forward some more, and my mom said to me, “The more I think about it, the more I feel this wouldn’t be right for you.” My mom continued on to say I should pray about it, and she was going to ultimately let it be between me and God.

One day, I felt God was telling me to join MoezArt. I immediately tried to ignore the feeling or come up with an excuse on why I shouldn’t do it. The more I ignored the feeling, the worse it got. It finally came to the point where I was so afraid, I was in tears. I couldn’t ignore it anymore. I knew what God wanted me to do. So, I joined MoezArt.

Going into MoezArt I was terrified, scared, nervous, extremely intimidated, and excited to see why God was leading me here. Looking back now, I can see why God led me to MoezArt.  MoezArt had benefited my life in many different ways. I write all of this to tell you this:

  1. God is always good (Psalm 13:6).
  2. God will never let you down (Deuteronomy 32:4).
  3. Don’t be afraid of God’s plan for your life and be prepared to see how God is going to work (Isaiah 41:10, Deuteronomy 10:17, Psalm 47:2).
  4. “Where God guides, He provides” (Matthew 6:8).

-Alyssa Rasor (and your Heavenly Father)