Almost exactly 4 years ago, I was walking around a lake with my friend Julie in the mountains of Pennsylvania. I had just started working as a nurse, I believe she was finishing grad school. I told her my pipe-dream plan to go live on a hospital ship in West Africa. She told me about her pipe-dream plan to teach in Hungary.
Two years later, we were both living our pipe-dream.
Yesterday, I received an email about some amazing opportunities God is giving her to continue her involvement there. And here I sit working in a communications department on a hospital ship in West Africa.
Four years ago, neither of us would have even dared to dream that we'd be where we are, doing what we're doing. It would have sounded crazy.
And that's why I love following Christ. The verse is true. He does exceedingly abundantly more than we could ask or think. Which makes the future, as uncertain and unplanned as it might be, safe, secure, and completely exciting.