So, I’m sure that if you’re reading this post you probably know that I am no long heading to Tours next semester. After a very long and drawn out process of trying to get my visa, I was finally unable to obtain my visa. I don’t really want to rehash the whole thing because its a really long and complicated story. Moral of the story, don’t try to go to France after going to England for 3 months and don’t trust Concordia Global Education.
Needless to say, its been a hard week. I am really disapointed that things didn’t work out for France, but at the same time I know that this is God’s way of saying that I am needed at home and not in France.
At church tonight, the message really caught my attention and my France sittuation clicked even more for me. The message was about dreams, passions, and callings. As you will recall in my first post, I originally thought that I was being called to go to France. The problem is that it wasn’t my dream. It was never my dream to go back to France, I signed up to go to Tours becuase the opportunity presented itself and I knew that it would improve my french. Don’t get me wrong, it would have been a great experience and I would have learned a lot. However, the speaker tonight shared this eye-opening thought about dreams. He said, “If you are fufilling your dream, you are fufilling someone’s need and vise versa.” Such a profound statement that has a whole lot of truth to it. For example, if your dream is to be a mentor to youth and you are not fulfilling that dream, the children still need a mentor. Hense, you are not giving them thier need.
I can be thankful that God has closed the door to Tours for me becuase He essentially stoped me from wasting my time. Now I have time to start working twords a new dream, instead of getting side-tracked. Essentially, He’s revealing part of his plan to me and France is not part of that plan. Since, I just achieved one dream of going to England. I get to think of a new one! How exciting is that? I’m a daydreamer by nature, so I love coming up with new dreams. I just have to make sure that whatever my next big dream is, is rooted in God. Only then, will that dream be build on a foundation of rock and not sand. In other words, if my dream in aimed with Him in mind, it is sure to stand the test of time.
“Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
Love from Liverpool,