My mind is often reeling about the future. What am I doing with my life? Am I living out God’s will? Am I serving my purpose? In my mid 40’s we adopted a baby boy and we’re loving every minute of parenthood…ok, not really every minute…but most of it (that’s me being the optimist). By now, I thought I’d be a successful business woman, or a principal of a school, or an influential leader in my field. God has given me the gift of motherhood and I am blessed to have this opportunity. I was a high school teacher for 15 years and have been blessed with an amazing part-time work from home position, but I can’t help but wonder what God has in store for me professionally.
I was inspired this week by Martha Stewart. I never thought I’d say that about her, since my decorating desire is way out there. Nevertheless, she’s a brilliant success. I learned this week that she wrote her first book in her mid 40’s and opened her first business in her 50’s! She’s 71 now and doing VERY well for herself. If she can do it, I know I can, too.
I look forward to where life will take me. I will make sure that I keep thinking positively, staying focused and motivated. I will embrace my ever-planning mindset and allow it to take me wherever God wants me to go. I keep praying for clear direction and the resources to make it happen.
I’m off to brainstorm, pray and plan for the next 50 years of my life. I welcome change. I embrace the future. I’m looking forward to the great adventures!
In the meantime, please tell me, I’d love to know…Do you find that you plan and think a lot of the future? Do you find yourself restless? What ways do you work to find peace about where you are in life or where you want to be?
Please share your experiences with me so we can grow and go together.
Until next time … Philippians 4:13!