Last week, I celebrated my 24th birthday in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. About three years ago at a home Bible study in Searcy, Arkansas, we were asked to write a letter to ourselves in five years’ time. The devotional leader asked us to write down things that we didn’t want ourselves to forget, things we thought we might be doing, principles and characteristics we wished to keep hidden in our hearts and minds forever.
I don’t completely remember what I wrote down, but I’m sure I did not write, “Oh, and by the way, good luck with the whole Africa thing.”
In fact, I think my words were more like, “Hey, self. I don’t know where you’ll be or who you will be with when you get this letter, but I’m sure God will let you know what He wants you to do.”
And He did. I’m still uncertain where I will be or what God will call me to, but bring it on—because He is faithful. He is just. He is the lover of my soul, and every year spent with Him can have no greater purpose.
It doesn’t matter where you spend your big days or your small ones. God is there—because He saved it all. He spoke it all into motion, and I can’t wait to keep following and revealing the purpose He has laid out for this thing called my life.
“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” –Jesus Christ, Son of God. Matthew 28:20