My Story

For those of you who don’t know me…I figured it might be nice to share my story with you. But like I’ve shared in my about me section…I am a woman of many words! So I will try to sum it up and catagorize the important parts.

Childhood: Yes, I am one of those preachers wives who did grow up in a Christian home. We went to church every Sunday and I really don’t have a long list of rebellious ways to share in my testimony! I have a fabulous family. My mom and dad loved God and they loved me. I have two younger brothers who are brilliant and pursuing their purpose now in their own individual ways. We grew up in church and we knew the word of God. I was often called a goody goody in my private Christian School but honestly I am now so thankful for how God protected me. I believe God hid me away and sheltered me from so much as a teenager and young adult. For that…you might see me as naive. (Isaiah 49:2- I think God was just protecting me for the future!)

Now…all of this might confuse you into thinking my life was perfect. Far from it. I had my share of ups and downs and insecurities. I started dating/courting my husband in my senior year of HS and that is another blog post to itself. I am sure I will share more of our story later. We fell in love and shared the same call to ministry.

Young Adulthood: At 21 as I was about to say “I do” my world was rocked by the harsh reality that everyone has weaknesses. I came to find out that my dad had made some poor choices that greatly effected me and my family. I went into my marriage to a fabulous man with uneasiness in my trust for men…this took me down a path of discovery in my trust for God. Thank God for his shelter and protection all of those years before b/c I knew where to run with my broken heart. He healed me and gave me a depth of compassion and grace for people like I had never learned or seen in the church before.

There are lot’s of details that happened next…that I am yet to share. But, the day will come and when it does I hope God will allow me to inspire others that not mater WHAT the circumstance we can trust in God and He will see us through!

Carey and I:

Right after Carey and I married on May 25th, 2001 we found out that we would be taking over as youth pastors at our church in Dallas, TX. We were filling some very large shoes! We never asked for this position but God had it all planned out. We had some opposition in the fact that several others wanted the job… but we stepped up to the plate as humbly as we could. Thank God for some fabulous leaders who surrounded us and helped us to influence such an amazing group of young people.

During that time, at 24, I found myself surprisingly pregnant! We grew excited as we planned for our little girl to arrive. My world was rocked again when at this time my Dad was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer in his right chest cavity. Only 30 people in the world had ever been diagnosed with this cancer and no one in the place it was at. There was no treatment. We began praying for healing with many friends around the world.

Brooklyn was born in February and was the joy of our life. She brought a smile to my Dads face and I was convinced would be a part of his healing. Brooklyn grew into a beautiful little girl, we continued to see God move in the lives of our teenagers and the ministry he trusted us to oversee, we fought the fight against cancer with my dad, and also saw God do new things in our marriage. It was a tremendously stretching season.

In August of 2006 we felt transition. Determined to be loyal to the position we were in…we trusted God and “waited” (the story of my life!) God gave my husband a dream about Arizona.  The long and the short of it…we talked with our senior pastor and he confirmed God’s plan for us to move to another state to serve as youth pastors at a start up church with some incredible people we had know for years. Knowing it was God…we acted and left all of our family and everything we knew behind in Texas to move to the desert and continue serving God.

In February of 2007 my Dad lost his fight with cancer and went home to be with the Lord. There has never been a more faith building moment in my life. I had a choice to make and I made it, with great difficulty. To hold on to God when I didn’t understand, because that is what faith truly is. God carried me through this difficult season and birthed a message of hope in my heart that I love to share with others.

We continued to serve at Life Link Church in Gilbert AZ.  with Pastors David and Cheree Wright. They are brilliant leaders. It was here that we truly learned about ministry. We thought we were moving to AZ to help a little church but they are truly the ones who changed us. We served as youth and assocciate pastors for 4 years with a willing heart to do whatever was necessary to fulfill the dreams and vision of Pastors Dave and Cheree. At the same time…knowing that yet another transition was headed our way.

In March 2011, Carey and I knew that our season at Life Link had come to an end and it was time for the next step on our journey. We met with our Pastors and they challenged us to pursue a God given dream of planting a church in Southern Orange County. They not only encouraged us in our dreams, but gave us the tangible support ot make it happen. On August 1st of 2011, we officially moved our family to Laguna Niguel, CA.

We have officially begun to plan and dream for The Movement Church which will launch September of 2012. . Our hope is to see people awakened to the life transforming power of Christ and empowered to live a life of faith that actively influences the world.

I personally love to write. I feel called to speak into the lives of women and see them recognize and rise to fulfill their purpose and destiny. I dream big and out of my reach but that’s ok…because God’s reach is bigger.

If you want to know more about me or our ministry, just ask! Oh…and give me a word maximum b/c I tend to go over! 🙂

Love you all!

XOXO

Meghan

12 thoughts on “My Story”

  1. Thank you for sharing!

  2. florence parker said:

    Thank you for allowing me to look into your heart. I am so blessed to know that you have such a passion for the purpose of God in the lives of women. I, too, have a desire to reach out to women and help them see their potential as strong warriors for the cause of Christ. So many women are taking the responsibility of mending their family disfunctions that they forget to minister to the Lord. If they would concentrate on being the woman that God called them to be by digging into His Word, God would take care of the ministry to their family and stabilize their marriage.

    I encourage you in your walk with God and thank you for your obedience.

  3. Joy Wright said:

    Meghan…. you are such a blessing to know and I love hugging your neck during 2nd service (smiles).

    Indeed you are a gifted writer so continue to go for it. I look for the Lord to open golden doors of opportunities in the future. And not only because of utilizing your gift but because of your dedication to Him and Kingdom purposes.

    We love you, Pastor Carey, your sweet little girls and having you in leadership at LLC. Hugs, Joy

  4. Tracy Hook said:

    I love that you put all that on paper (per say)! I know many parts of your story, but I still think It’s incredible what you have endured and how you have come out on the other side of things with an incredible since of worth. You are awesome and I love that you are my sister-in-law! Thanks for loving God!

    • meghanrobinson said:

      Thanks Tracy! I couldn’t ask for better sister in laws! I am so blessed and I miss you like crazy! XOXO

  5. Edwinna Brantley said:

    I am glad you shared little snips of your life with us. I have lost loved ones myself and had to decide that serving and loving God is more important than having answers to hard questions. That is a hard place to be, but it is so freeing when you choose the path that leads to God’s grace and peace.

    I would love to hear more about your calling to speak into the lives of women. I, too, feel that call on my life. I would love to see more women see themselves as God sees them. Truly, that is where contentment happens and growth begins.

  6. Melissa (Missy) Watson said:

    Sweet girl, I loved reading this with joy and tears at the memories. Thank you for sharing it though it may have been difficult. You share the gift of writing that your dad had. You are a very talented, lovely woman of God and I am so proud of you. I pray abundant blessings over you and your home and all of your family.

    Love ya,
    Missy

  7. Win Moore said:

    Meghan, I read a part that said you like to write…. well it is obvious and you do it quite well. I know you like to speak…. and you do that well also. I know Carey and you know how to be great friends, parents and ministers… and God will bless you and your family for the decisions that you have made. Thanks for posting the facebook link, I really was blessed to see how you reflected on your dad. He was a great friend to me when I needed a great friend. I want you to know that.

    Thank you for your blessings and we love you and your family!
    Win

  8. Marcia Poole said:

    Meghan,

    I just started reading your blogs. Loved getting to know you through your story… and how you made a choice to break through and serve God – not dwelling in the past with questions. I’m there now, but it sure took me many years of “wandering in the desert”. There is a huge difference between stuffing it down and not dealing with it and truly having “freedom” through trusting in Him. That is the journey that I have taken and it is amazing. Love you, Marcia

  9. LOVE your story. We are on a VERY similar path. I found you through our great friend and mentor Pr. Dave Patterson. I am so excited to see what God will do in OC. My hubby and I will be planting in San Francisco in September 2012. Praying for you guys!

    • meghanrobinson said:

      That’s awesome! I would love to connect with you more! I’ll keep you guys in prayer and I’d love to hear more!

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