Have you ever thought about the path God has chosen for your life? Does it match up with your childhood dream?
All my life I have loved to read books and write little stories. As a grade school child, I imagined myself writing fun books for children. It so happened that my cousin was a very talented artist (she even became a successful commercial artist and then at the age of forty decided to pursue a medical degree). When my cousin and I saw each other at holidays, we would “create” cards for our family. She would design the card and I would write the verse.
Then as a teen I attended a Career Day at my high school. I decided to be adventurous and explore a career as an airline hostess. I mean I grew up with an amateur pilot dad who built experimental aircraft. He would also take our family flying occasionally. Becoming an airline hostess met my love of flying and traveling in one package. Sadly, that door closed quickly because back in the late 70’s, a hostess had to stand between 5’4″-5’10.” If I stretched really hard, I stand 5’3″.
Still God opened another door. I married my high school sweetheart who had surrender to the ministry, and I became a pastor’s wife. No, I don’t write children’s books. Thanks to Shutterfly, I do create fun stories for my grandbabies. Also, I am humbled to share my life lessons of ministry through two blogs, and I occasionally write for a couple of publications. No, I don’t fly to exotic places. However, I have traveled around the country and the world sharing Jesus.
No, I will never be an airline hostess even though the regulations have changed. Yes, I still dream of publishing a “real” children’s book. However, I would never change the path God has chosen for my life because it is pretty awesome.