“Every long lost dream, led me to where you are…they were like Northern Stars. Pointing me on my way, into your loving arms. This much I know is true, that God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you.
Sure. Those titles; maybe me. Definitely me.
But, this is my path. An extension of my calling & dreams…
So, recently, there have been some encounters:
One made me feel pursued – though, he was obviously not a part of God’s plan for my life. Yet, I was momentarily side tracked by the enjoyment of feeling wanted.
One, I wasn’t so sure about –
A strong faith & a kind spirit –
But, a path far different from my own. A calling not in the same vein as mine at all.
I am not planted here in OK…
My heart is already being pulled to the Pacific Northwest. I know my journey goes there – after a bit of Tiny House travel, I hope.
God has awakened in me a restless & wandering heart. A heart that desires to see a passion for Him awaken among the nation’s youth. A heart that desires to connect to the hurting & broken, hearing their stories, observing the beauty of Creation – all over this nation and across some others.
God has called my heart to adventure…
So, I know my “broken road” must be leading me to someone with a similar heart.
I know I am not meant to be planted here…I know I am meant for this, yes, but also meant for so much more.
So, I will pursue more.
I will pursue His call.
And, I trust this path will lead me to One whose heart is like mine.
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same”
– Emily Brontë
Last night, I had a conversation after church
Him: “Hey, Candice, are you really going to move to Washington? Are you really going to get a Tiny House and move to Washington?”
Me (looking at him confused): Of course!
Me (after a pause): Well, actually, first I’m going to get my Tiny House and travel around doing youth ministry for a while, then I’m going to settle in Washington.
Him (laughing): That is awesome! Don’t take this wrong, but that is so you!
This was an actual conversation I had last night. And, it awakened something in my spirit. A sleeping giant.
I have been thinking about all this and praying about it for a while now. But, last night was the first time in…ever…I had voiced it out loud.
I don’t know how it’s going to happen, but the wheels are in motion. I have begun tiny house plans, researching financing, and listing out contacts/resources for this journey.
I don’t know how, when, etc. But, God knows.
I am just watering the dream He planted, trusting in Him to work it all out, as only He can.
This post was inspired by last week’s 5 Minute Friday theme Path. I’m a little late to the party, but you should still hop over and check out all the posts there. And, stop in below and share some of the dreams God has planted in your heart. I know He hasn’t given up on this world yet, and He will use His people to make all the difference in the world!
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