Program: Collide Staff
At Collide, we believe that God uses every day chicks to do amazing things. He meets us exactly where we’re at – in our doubt, our monotonous routines, our pain, our apathy, and our mess – and collides with us in a way that leaves us forever changed. We’ve been amazed as He’s redeemed our brokenness and empowered women in our community and beyond to walk in confidence of their identity as beloved daughters.
We’d love to introduce you to one of those women, Anna, and share a piece of her story of colliding with Jesus.
Years ago as a stay-at-home mom of two young boys, it seemed everyone but me was in their lane, using their gifts and/or their training in productive and meaningful ways. I had 2 college degrees and wasn’t using either of them. I remember many evenings ending with me crying to my husband “I just feel so discouraged and like there’s something else I’m supposed to be doing.” I felt very unsettled, with a deep sense of unrest. Through a series of divinely timed events in the weeks following, I was offered a position as Collide’s first paid staffer. The timing of the job offer felt like God was saying… I want you to know this thing didn’t come about because of your efforts or your interview skills or your past job experience. I want you to know I’ve created a spot for you and I have work for you to do. And the work He’s set before me on staff at Collide has not only given me a great sense of purpose and a place to use my giftings, but shown me how He takes what feels small, and He magnifies it to change lives.
One of our favorite things in the world is the diversity of stories we get to hear about how God meets individual people in deeply personal ways. We’d love to hear your story of colliding with Jesus, too! Tell us all about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.