What do You want to DO When You Grow Up?
With the new school year starting, our kids are being asked from teachers, neighbors, and ourselves,
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
You will hear a firefighter, ballet dancer, vet, mom, policeman, even funeral director! Their answers are simple and never doubting.
When did we as adults lose sight of asking ourselves this very question,
"What do I want to do when I grow up?"
When I was a little girl I dreamed of being a mom! I wanted 4-6 kids that I could hold in my arms and snuggle. 30 years later and I am here with six kids!
Now what? I stand still. I am done. I stop progressing. NO!
I am a daughter of God. I was sent here to earth to become like Him. To join a family and progress within that family. Even to create my own family and continue to progress!
As adults, we lose sight of dreaming about our future. We get caught up in the day to day and forget to imagine and hope for something more. We lose faith in ourselves and our ability to achieve something more than what we are right now.
God did not create us to be stagnant. We were created to become like Him!
"The Lord said to Abraham, 'My name is Jehovah, and I know the end from the beginning; therefore my hand shall be over thee' (Abr. 2:8). After reflecting on this scripture, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf reminds us, 'Today I say to you that if you trust the Lord and obey Him, His hand shall be over you, He will help you achieve the great potential He sees in you, and He will help you to see the end from the beginning.'"
God knows our true potential and will help us to SEE what He sees. He will help you to look into your future and create a vision of who you want to strive to be. He will continually do this throughout your whole life.
Dreaming and creating a life we have envisioned doesn't stop when we are eight.
So, I dare to ask you,
What do you want to do when you grow up?!
Learn how to create your ten year vision here!