I declared the year 2017 as the year of surprises. However, around first week of March, I declared to God I will use up all my energy, dedicate my time and effort in building my relationship with him. I admit that for the past years, I was so concerned with other less important matters: 2014= MA, 2015 =Fulbright 2016 = PCN, Job search, worrying 2017 = JOB that I almost forgot how important it is to journal on a daily basis, reflect on the bible, spend hours in prayer morning and evening.
I watched in one of the videos on Facebook this very salient point to success: measure your success with your relationships: God, Family, Church Community. Hence, these won’t take up last position in my life anymore. Just this week, after my ardent plea for answers, God helped me clarify what I really wanted in life. I realized that I wanted to fulfill my long-time vision of being a missionary abroad while earning on the side, having great wealth to take care of my family and the communities I care about: children, the old and the lost. This week, I realized that I don’t want to marry. But again, it’s up to God. There’s a longing in my heart that needs to be filled. His goodness allowed me to try all the occupation I’ve all wanted to embark on, probably to make me see that it’s being a missionary that will satisfy me the most. Imagining that at age 30, I will be traveling around the world, preaching the good news, changing lives while vlogging, blogging, earning through my passive income streams and providing for my parents and building my dream orphanage and home for the aged.
My life becomes intentional when I began clarifying this goal. So for the first five years, remaining five years I will build an empire, learn the skills I need, lose weight, save up, train, and finish my PhD to prepare.
In the meantime, I will join several challenges to strengthen my relationship with Jesus.
The first is this Confident in Christ Bible Reading Challenge. 🙂