Life in the Light

When You Grow Up

When You Grow Up

I first met Larry, my husband, in a vision. As strange as it may seem, I truly did see him in a vision. When I came out of the vision, I wondered who was this man that was put before me. Two years later, after I had met him, I saw him, in person, in the same setting that I had seen in the vision. As we talked, we discovered that we share the same birthday and to add further to this mystery, we also have daughters who share the same birthday.

It was a year later that we decided to go into business together. We opened a store that sold beauty supplies. This new adventure prompted me to want to go to cosmetology school. I was so excited when I signed up at Wilfred Academy School that I went to my parent’s house to share the exciting news. My maternal grandmother was a beautician and my mother’s brother was a barber. The art of cosmetology seemed to run in the family. I just knew that they would be as excited as I was. My father looked at me and asked, “Exactly what do you want to be when you grow up?”

When I look into the mirror I am still asking myself, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” The truth is that I’m not sure what I will be tomorrow. My hope is to be who GOD has called me to be. He knew me before I was conceived in my mother’s womb. He knows who I am, and He knows who I will become. I can only hope for my future and press forward to reach the ultimate goal of eternity life.

“I consider that the suffering of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of GOD; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of GOD. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience (Romans 8:18-25).

And so I pose this question to you, “What do you want to be “When You Grow Up?”
“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child: When I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”
(I Corinthians 13:11-13)
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