Monday, July 02, 2007

a lot of dreaming...

So I have no idea what God has in store for me, but I feel like He is preparing me for something... The last 3-4 weeks at work have just been odd. There has been a low morale as well as a lot of shifting in employees, duties, etc. (which I don't handle well). On top of that the messages in church the last couple of weeks have been about taking risks, living life, being young... It has been really speaking to my heart. I am 22 years old and I am already working a 40 hour a week job, living on my own, paying bills, being a grown up. I love my life and wanted everything I have and God has blessed me with a security I didn't think I would have, but I am starting to feel restless. I have settled into stability a little too soon. This is my time and I need to take advantage of my youth and the freedom I have right now. I am not married, I don't have responsibilities or obligations right now, so I should take full advantage of that. So I have started dreaming again... asking myself where I feel my heart is being called - no logic or rationale needed - I am going full on "the passion of my heart and the desires of my eyes" (Eccl. 11:9). I have no idea what God has in store for me... I don't know how I got here... I just know that there is more I am meant for than teaching massage... so pray for me as I dream that my heart would be protected and my steps guided by "Him who is able to do imeasurably more than we ask or imagine."

4 comments:

linda t said...

I'll be praying for you Miranda... as I too sense that the Lord has a desire to not only meet needs, but to fulfill those passions and dreams that HE has created in you. Keep your eyes on HIM, the Author & Finisher of our Faith... cuz HE is far from finished with you!
Bruce McNicol came up to Randy after his message and shared a quote "every morning you wake up in the middle of something God is doing". Love that.
Oooh and I am watching "Oprah" as I type... and Oprah just said "it's never too late to reach for your dreams"!

Aaron said...

you know, some of us have been thinking/hoping/waiting for this sort of thing for you. exciting times, my friend. listen, and listen, and listen, and eventually you'll know what's next. (and, in the meanwhile, you get to be a rad massage instructor!)

ATS said...

please please please go to college in Europe so I can visit you?

Andrew and I briefly considered doing that ... moving to Ireland or England for 2 years while I did my Masters .. . too hard w/ 2 people ....

NanAZ said...

I'll be praying for you too. You're right that NOW is the time to live out those adventures. Although adventures can happen with a little more work for a couple or even for a family. They are MUCH much easier to plan and execute as a single person. Go for it! I'll tell you, if I could, I would LOVE to go to Europe with you, although I'm sure that would be pretty strange for you, and probably not as much fun as with someone your own age. I look forward to seeing where God leads you in the coming months. If you do go to school in Europe, I would love to come visit you too.