When I Grow Up…
Have you ever been asked what you wanted to be when you grew up? For most of you, the answer would be yes. When you are in little and school, teachers and/or parents will ask you what you want to be. And usually, every kid has an answer.
Sometimes that answer changes. Sometimes it doesn’t. And sometimes there are more than one answer
When I was little I wanted to be an artist. So much has changed since then-I have changed-and so my answers to that question are different.
Now, there are so many things I want to be when I grow up.
When I grow up, I want to be an Evangelist. I want to put people on fire for Christ. I want to travel the world preaching God’s word.
When I grow up, I want to be a church planter. I want to plant a Christian Church that becomes a mega church, where Christians, no matter their denominations, can unite and build each other up in Christ. I want this church to make a huge difference in the community that it’s in, and I want what this church does to change the world.
When I grow up, I want to be a mother. I want to raise at least seven kids, fourteen if I can, for Christ. I want to raise kids that will make a huge difference in the world who will love their big, crazy family.
When I grow up, I want to be a wife. I want to love someone like Christ loves me. I want to have adventures with my significant other.
When I grow up, I want to be a life coach. I want to help others find their path and help them on their path. I want to help people succeed in life.
When I grow up, I want to be a teacher. I want to inspire others to value education. I want to get to teach about the subjects-like English, American History, Arthurian History-I already have a passion for.
When I grow up, I want to be a school administrator. I want to start a Christian homeschool co-op that becomes the biggest one in the nation
When I grow up, I want to be a basketball coach. I want to teach middle schoolers and high schoolers the game of basketball and how their athletic talent can be used for Christ.
When I grow up, I want to be an entrepreneur. I want to start up at least five of my own companies and reach the world with my businesses. I want to show that Christian businesses really can prosper.
When I grow up, I want to be an event planner. I want to help events such as milestone birthday parties and weddings come together and help people to learn to celebrate life.
When I grow up, I want to be marriage and family therapist/counselor. I want to see marriages and families thrive and function based on Biblical principles. I want the rate of Christians divorcing to go down. I want families to be as God created them to be.
When I grow up, I want to be a sociologist. I want to learn how people interact with each other and ways we can better relationships between people.
When I grow up, I want to be a photographer. I want to help people capture life’s special moments.
When I grow up, I want to be an Anthropologist. I want to become immersed in different cultures and education people in each other’s cultures so that we can come together as and realize we are one.
When I grow up, I want to be a writer. I want to tell stories that show broken people being made whole. I want to show the love of Christ through my writings, and tell stories readers will remember forever. I want to tell stories that are timeless.
It’s Ok To Dream
It’s ok to dream. Dreaming is good for you, and no dream can ever be too big, no matter what others try to tell you.
If you can’t tell, I want to be a world changer. I want to make a difference in this world for the better.
If you don’t want to be a world changer, you don’t have high enough standards for yourself or your life. God has a plan for each and every human being on this earth and that plan includes making a difference and changing lives.
For those of you with dreams that seem unreachable: Don’t let anyone tell you your dream is too big; there’s no such thing. And don’t live someone else’s dream. Live yours. I hate when people say “don’t get your hopes up.” Yes, yes get your hopes up! Hope and prepare for the best! You deserve no less!
Ask yourself if what you are doing now is getting you any closer to your dreams and goals. There are things you want to be and you need to keep them in mind. But keep them in light of what God has called you to do. You want to do the things you want to do for a reason. You have special talents and a special calling that are God-given. Don’t waste the time you have here on Earth and don’t let anyone try to talk you out of your dreams.
Your dreams should both scare you and excite you. They should be something that makes you want to do something huge but also makes you not 100% sure of how they can happen. That’s when God steps in and shows you what a huge impact your life can be through Him. Your dreams can become reality.
But you’ve got to want that.
“Our life is no other than a self-made story – one that we create anew each day.” Sandra Pawula. We get what we believe we will have.
There’s a quote I found on Pinterest. I do not know who said it and I do not take credit for it. The quote goes like this (and it’s a powerful one too), “The three C’s in life: choice, chance, change. You must make the choice to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.” If you don’t want to be where you are, change. If you have dreams you want to see become reality, but aren’t seeing any results, change what you are doing and/or how you are going about it.
One of my favorite quotes (don’t know who said it) says, “She believed she could, so she did.” You’ve got to believe in yourself, not matter who does or doesn’t believe in you. Because you know what? God believes in you.
As Theodore Roosevelt says, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
It’s ok to dream.