If someone asked you, “What is your heart’s desire?”, could you tell them? Do you even know what it is that makes you happy?
Does your drive match your desire?
I majored in Communications in college and had big dreams of becoming a news reporter. I could picture myself coming into your home every evening via the local news station to give you all the latest news across the nation and on the scene.
I also had dreams of becoming a recording artist. I grew up singing in Church and with my sisters. We spent countless hours spinning
the old 45 records and albums on Mom’s front porch.
We used an extension cord to plug in the record player and bring it outside. We would swing in the porch swing and sing to the top of our lungs to artist’s like The Monkeys, The Jackson Five, The Osmonds, Olivia Newton-John, Englebert Humperdinck, and Tom Jones…What’s New Pussy Cat? (I know I’m dating myself here!)
We took turns jumping out of the swing to change the needle on the records. I can still hear my Mom pecking on the kitchen window for us to slow down, because we were going too high and she was afraid we would fly out of the swing… or worse, slam into the living room window!
In my mid twenties, I sang in a Country Band and actually recorded some music at Cotton Row Studios in Memphis, TN. So all those years of vocal training on Mom’s front porch swing didn’t go to waste.
Although my recording never aired over the radio and the dream never culminated to the level I had hoped. I can still check this one off my bucket list!
Even though I felt like my “drive” never got much beyond first gear, I’ve managed to keep my heart on the off-road near the interstate of my desires. I can see the freeway through the trees as I round each new corner of my life. My desire was not always in focus, but it was always there.
Who knew that dairies and journals were the prerequisite for my dream coming to pass? Who knew that all those communications classes, copy writing and editing classes would not go to waste after all? Who knew that the Proverbs 31 Ministries She Speaks Conference in Charlotte NC last year would open up the door to this blog?
Who knew it? God knew it! He had designs on me all along to become a reporter… just not for the local news. He wanted me to report on the GOOD NEWS of the GOSPEL!
He has equipped me with creativity and the Spiritual Gift to inspire others through devotional writing and devotional poetry. I suppose I had the drive all along and didn’t recognize how well it has matched my desires.
Do you have the determination to see your dreams come to pass? Take inventory of your life and see if you don’t recognize how God is already orchestrating your drive to match your desire!