Thursday, January 20, 2011

when i grow up.

before you became jaded. before you were hurt by others, slapped by reality, confused by experiences, disheartened by dead dreams..... what did you want to be?




When i grow up i want to be.....



i wrote this post last year... but thought to repost it again... mostly to remind myself that i've had the exact same dream growing in me for the past 8 years... and though it's been a hard labor to give birth to it... i know that this is exactly what God wants me to do. because each year my passion for this dream grows even more and more.

i had a BBM/FB conversation with a couple of friends today (jen and raquel) that reminded me why i love encouraging others to dream big as well. my other friend prudence also posted this very same question on her blog. so it seems very fitting to repost this throwback blogpost and ask you the same questions:

"if you could be anything, without exception what would you be?
if you could do anything, without fear of failure what would you do
what dream is wiggling around in your heart. mind. soul?
and are you taking steps?"

before you became jaded. before you were hurt by others, slapped by reality, confused by experiences, disheartened by dead dreams..... what did you want to be? now that you're grown? do you still have the same dream? if not, what is your dream and what's stopping you from going after it? and if you are living your dream.... give the rest of us some advice on how to go after it.

i go first...

when i was: six, i wanted to be a heart surgeon. when i was 13, a flight attendant, when i was 18 i wanted to run after my grandfather's foot steps and go into politics.

when i grow up: i want to be the best mother i can be. i desire to work in ministry, counsel the hurt, the abused, the broken & encourage His Bride and lead them to the heart of Christ. i want to preach & teach God's Word and author books. 

whats stopping me: reality. having to work in an office as my day job to make ends meet as a single mother. also embracing the season that i am in (my time has not yet come)... but still believing that one day my reality and my dreams will collide because He says to ask and i shall receive and my JOY will be complete. [john 16:24]

what about you? what do you want to be when you grow up?