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Friday, November 18, 2011

Our Dreams & God's Dreams for Us

You know what I love about Women of Faith? The speakers are all real women who sin and aren't afraid to admit it and talk about what they've learned from it.

Anyway, Sandi Patty spoke about her dream. As a child, she dreamed of singing at Disney Land. She auditioned there as a teen and felt like it went really well. But when she called back a few week's later, they told her that while her voice was beautiful, she was too heavy and couldn't dance well enough. She was devastated. Little did she know the plans and dreams that God had for her.

What dreams of yours have been crushed only to find out later that God had a better plan? When I lost my job at Taco Bueno, I was heartbroken, especially since I was unfairly fired. The manager that fired me got fired herself just a few days later and I probably could have got my job back, but I decided not to even try. It's a long story, but the short version is that I got fired after reporting the manager to the business abuse line for stealing. When the district manager found out, he fired the manager.

Anyway, little did I know that God would lead me into child care. I've been doing it for 18 years now. I love working at home, I was able to be here for my kids everyday when they came home from school. I've seen lots of kids grow up over the years and some of them even have kids of their own. It may be sign that I'm getting old when a former child calls and asks me if I have openings for their child. LOL!

I don't know what God has next for me, but I'm trying to listen and follow His lead.


Brenda Goetz Salladay said...

I hated moving to Enid from my hometown, in 1990. I didn't know anyone and moved from everybody that I loved and knew but I have met some wonderful people in this town and surrounding towns that have helped me through some trying times!!

KiddoKare1 said...

I moved to Enid in 1991 with my two kids (2 & 3 at the time) not knowing anyone either! It is so scary!