"What do you want to be when you grow up?" The very question that has plagued the young and good looking, meaning us, since the dawn of humanity.
Everyone can recall giving answers to this expired, redundant question with “I want to be an astronaut, a doctor, a ballerina,” the list goes on. What usually transpires as we leave behind the whimsical world of childhood is that reality strikes! The reality that is founded from faulty stereotypes, unnecessary comparisons, lack of confidence, and dream negligence. For example: I can’t be a NBA player I’m short, I can’t be a singer because I can’t carry a note even if it was in a bucket.
The word of God clearly says in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Moments when we are asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” God probably thinks to himself “Child, if you only knew what I have in store for your life! You would have bigger dreams and higher expectations.”
Some of us have fostered the same dream since we were young, but others feel like a tv show - LOST. The thought of deciding what career to pursue is both daunting and terrifying. You don’t want to live a mediocre life, but you want a job that can be reliable and pay the bills as well.
Sometimes we get so caught up in life and we feel like stuck on the replay button. As if maybe we aren’t even meant for anything in particular. Which may or may not even lead into an existential crisis.
But as Christians, God has called us for a greater purpose. And whether we find that purpose immediately, or actively wait on God to reveal it to us, the truth of the matter is that we must have faith that God will pull us through. Also, believe that God has created you for something that is so incredible that we can’t even fathom it with our human minds. God, the Creator of the mesmerizing stars and intricate galaxies also created a plan for your life. You just have to answer that calling.
When you pursue a relationship with Jesus, you pursue something far more legendary than the plan you have set forth by yourself.
"No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it— What God has arranged for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9
photo credit:Photo Credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/82345696@N07/10566508983/”>Jason Carpenter