Me: I feel like God is calling me to spend my life mothering children.
Him: What do you mean exactly?
Me: Well… I’d really just love to raise children, provide for their physical needs, love them, teach them about God, and help them change the world.
Him: Okay… like how many kids are you talking about here?
Me: Oh I don’t know… 40,50,60, maybe 70 kids through out my life.
Him: [laughing like crazy] Yeah… that is NOT happening!
In that moment I let the conversation end and avoided bringing the topic up again. I thought maybe I was crazy. Maybe I heard the wrong thing. Maybe it just wasn’t possible.
Well I am no longer with that man, and God has actually brought that dream to reality in my life. I am just one month away from moving to rural Eastern Uganda to do exactly that-mother children. I started a Christian ministry that aims to serve and strengthen indigenous orphan ministries, but on a personal front I will soon be a mother.
Thinking back on that day, I know now that I was right. God had given me a dream that He brought to fruition on His time. It may be crazy. It may seem to be impossible. The world may say I am too young to make a difference. BUT I’m doing it…because He called me to. He gave me the dream!
What’s a dream that the Lord has given you? Have others laughed at you or said it was impossible? Have people told you that you were too old or young to go after your dream?
Let me encourage you my dear friends, God-given dreams are so worth going after because with Him the impossible become quite possible!
“For nothing is impossible with God.” -Luke 1:37
Lexi MacKinnon is a young-twenty something currently preparing to move to Pallisa, Uganda September 4th. She is the Founder of Executive Director of Muzungu Mama Ministries, a Christian non-profit organization passionately dedicated to bringing the light of Jesus into Eastern Uganda by loving children and their families.