I was asked recently,
“Where do you see yourself in three years?”
As I pondered that question for a few seconds, I chuckled to myself. Years ago I would have had a planned-out answer. I would have had short-term and long-term goals mapped out. I would have had goal posters or tracking sheets to inspire me and keep me focused on where I was taking my life. I would have been able to answer that question quickly.
But through the last handful of years or so, I’ve stopped planning my life in such detail.
Some would disagree with me, and that’s okay. But I guess I’m at the place in my life where I desire God’s will, and not my own. I desire to live my life led by Him. I only want to do what He wants me to do. To work where He wants me to work. To live in the ways He desires for me to. I want to be obedient to His call on my life.
Some may think living like this is silly. Some would say it’s not wise, or I’m living without vision and purpose. Some might think I’m just being a puppet on a string. Some might even think I will get nowhere in life without a plan.
Oh, but there is a plan. It’s just not mine.
I’ve learned, living this way is filled with peace and a whole lot less stress.
This is where I’m at today.
This doesn’t mean I’ve stopped dreaming and planning, but I do it differently. Yes, the dreams God has placed in my heart are still alive and well. And, I believe they will one day come to pass. But only in His time. I am excited to watch them unfold as I continue to journey on this grand adventure with Him.
My life is one grand adventure.
So, I answered that question above honestly.
“In three years I want to be doing what God wants me to be doing.”
Period. End of story. And I pray daily for that to be the case. I believe there’s no better way to live (even if it’s an imperfect grand adventure).
This brings me to this morning. I will drive out of our garage and head to where God is leading me next on this adventure with Him… to a new job. Naturally, I’m filled with both excitement and nervousness. I look forward to seeing how this fits in God’s plans for my life. I will be joining the staff at a local church.
I would welcome your prayers as I transition from being home to working part-time. It’ll be an adjustment for my family, but I’m trusting God will handle it all.
How can I pray for you today, on your adventure with God? Where is He leading you? What do you believe is the next step on this adventure? It would be an honor to lift you in prayer today.
‘May the Lord bless you
and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you his favor
and give you his peace.’ Numbers 6:24-26
I’ll update you soon!