Sometimes I wonder if life is long enough, because there are so many dreams in my heart and I desire to see them all come to fruition.
Right now I’m living one of my dreams!
2 months ago, I picked up my life and moved to a city where I knew almost no one and began building a life in Washington D.C. The journey hasn’t been what I expected it to be, it’s been harder than I ever imaged, yet better than I could have asked for!
I literally accepted a job and moved to DC within 3 weeks! It was a whirlwind, but the Lord worked out so many details, and I know that the nation’s capital is where He has called me for the time being!!
Here is a snapshot of some of my dreams!
1) Grow old with my best friend!
Yes, I do want a beautiful wedding day, but I am more excited about marrying my best friend and the love of my life. What a privilege the Lord gives us to grow old with one person and honor Him through a marriage!
My heart does long to have a man that will choose to love me, cherish me, care about me, and represent Christ to me…
The Lord hasn’t placed that person in my life yet, but I am genuinely content with where I am. I know that the Lord’s timing is far better than I can imagine. I am not sitting around “waiting” to be married, I am living my life as a single woman and if the Lord sees fit, I shall be married! Until then, here’s to single hood!
2) Adopt a child!
I take that back…I want to adopt a whole village of children!!
Being adopted myself, I am constantly aware of what an incredible gift adoption is! My life would not be the same if I hadn’t been adopted, and one of my biggest desires is to give the gift of adoption to children in the future!
3) Write a book!
The Lord has specifically called me to write a book for women. The topic that He has asked me to write about is the most intimate part about myself and I am not sure when the right time to share it is. A few years ago, I found out some things that radically changed my life, and were an intense time of suffering in my life. As a result of the things I found out, my life and future changed.
4) Travel the world
I have been blessed to visit some pretty cool places!
It stole my heart…
Athens and a few islands in Greece
Even though I’ve been to some of the world’s most incredible locations, there is a hunger in me to see even more of the world! A few of the other places I’d like to see include:
London, England – I need to visit Princess Kate
Revisit Paris – A piece of my heart was left there
Swiss Alps – Maybe try some skiing?
Amalfi Coast –
…basically anywhere in Europe
Fiji – I hear the beaches are pretty!
The Grand Canyon
Prince Edward Island, Canada – Anne of Green Gables
Charleston, South Carolina
New York City
I am already planning my next trip…
5) Live in a house with a red door!
This might seem like a silly dream, but I have always wanted to live in a house with a red door. There is something so welcoming about a red door, and I intend to have a house with an inviting red door!
6) Perfect my French
Je parle un peu de français – I speak a little French
I have taken a few years of French, but I am far from fluent! I would love to be able to speak it well one day!
7) Have lunch with John Piper
Of all the people on this planet I could sit down with for an hour or two, John Piper tops the list! He is one of the men who’s writing and speaking leads me closer to Christ. I have read almost every one of his books, listened to countless sermons and watched videos of him. It would be an honor to meet such a man of God!
Those are just a few of my dreams! While I have many others, some great and some small, I close in sharing my biggest goal and dream in life!
My greatest passion and desire is that my life accurately represents Christ to the world!
If I accomplish every one of my other dreams, but fail in this area, I have wasted my life! Oh may this never be!
Beloved, as I’ve shared some of my heart with you, my charge and encouragement to you is this – whatever your dreams are, may you always glorify our Father in heaven first and foremost. I constantly submit my dreams before His throne, because He is my great guide and knows what is best for me and for His glory!