Every season of life brings something different. I find myself anticipating changing seasons and what each one will hold. I love to dream! I love all life has to offer and always want to experience it all. Currently, I’ve been watching Fixer Upper and begin day dreaming on how I’m going to completely redo our home into the latest trends. I then catch up with a friend to hear how their latest trip out of the country was, while we sit in a comfy cafe. All the while, in my mind, I go from interior designer, to world traveler, to owning a small town bakery.
My whole life I have found myself dreaming of different possibilities. I always wanted to go on a missions trip overseas. A few years ago I was able to graciously travel to Togo, Africa and coach olympic track athletes while share the gospel. What an eye opening expereince! Another dream of mine is one day owning a bakery/cafe where people can come, relax, and build relationships. (Wink’s bakery does exist in a small capacity and can offer a delish cupcake if you so choose to splurge). My latest dream is to satisfy my desire of becoming the next Joanna Gaines. I’m intending to take an interior design class next semester in hopes of stepping up my game in the design world.
Some people may read this and think I can’t make up my mind. Some may think I’m all over the place. I believe I am enjoying life! God has made me exactly the way I am and I’m so thankful for that. Life gives us so much freedom when we are in the will of God. I find myself going through slower seasons of life and
wondering what God has in store next. Currently, I’m trying to listen to God while he speaks to me and prepare me for my next season. Right now, this looks like reading his word and simply resting. The current season in life has been a blast! My husband has started his own private practice and I love watching him grow and learn all the in’s and outs of being a business owner. I’m halfway through the school year and already dreading the day I have to send my students off to middle school. They feel like my second family since we’ve been together for the last two years! I love the people I work with and have enjoyed being able to loop with my students from 4th to 5th grade. My heart is also super filled with excitement for the arrival of my first niece/nephew in January!
Throughout my life I’ve learned that how we live our life isn’t so much about what we do but where our heart is. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” - Matthew 6:21
I know that no matter if I desire all of these things I’ve listed above, none of them matter if my heart is not right with the Lord. I’m sure if I decorated a beautiful home, owned a bakery that had THE most scrumptious cupcake, and got to see the wonders of the world, but my heart was not right with the Lord, none of these things would satisfy me. This is an ongoing lesson I have to learn. If you’ve been following my posts, you’ll find the Lord continues to call me to be content (satisfied with him alone). Desiring to experience what life has to offer is not wrong, but if it takes the Lord’s place in my life, then we have a different story. God has a plan for our life and we don’t want to miss it. The plan may not involve exactly what I envision for my life, but through experience I've seen God's plan to be far greater than anything I could play out. I desire for him to use me for his glory, and he wants to give me the desires of my heart.
Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Where do you find the desires of your heart?
What are your dreams?
Would your life look different if you believed Jesus was all you need?