Our world is getting crazier.
By the time you’re sixteen, I will have no idea what kind of world we’ll be living in: Who knows by then what values or morals will be mainstream, how safe our world will be depending on where we are and how wars and politics progress, what boundaries we’ll have to keep to in where we will serve, to stay wise and safe.
The truth is, neither Papa nor Mama know.
What Mama does know, however, is that while the earth may spin out of control and our world’s values, politics and morals spiral into a blur, you’ve got to remember one thing- that it should not limit the dreams you have, that God has for your life.
At some point, you might have an effervescent revelation, where your fiercest passion meets the world’s deepest need. It might come across as outrageous to others, and yikes, to us, even.
But remember that the sky’s your limit. And in spite of the unpredictability of our morphing world, a single-minded focus on God’s call will bring you very, very far in life.
At some point, you might face hurdles- geographical, financial and even emotional ones. They were the same ones Mama faced before and when she had you- Mama dreamed of pursuing public health in the world’s top university and for years it never materialized.
It was too far, too expensive, too impossible.
And then through prayer, through Papa’s undying faith in Mama’s dream, through God, He made it all possible.
We’ve only had you for a just barely a month in a new country, and Mama has to look for our next home to prepare for our next move to school. Mama already feels like she’s going to miss you when she’s in class. It’s not going to be easy, Baby.
But remember, wherever God calls you to, will be where His grace will be sufficient.
So remember to reach for the dreams God will place in your heart, in spite of the hurdles and seeming impossibilities. Remember to reach for them, in spite of the challenges ahead.
In fact, I think those dreams are already there, right inside you, Baby.