Within each of us is a God-given dream. My daughter is no different. From the time she was four years old, Peyton fell in love with the Asian culture. She loves the people, the clothing, the food, and on and on.
Peyton became aware of her beloved country when they studied it–along with other cultures- at Church. I thought it was a passing phase. As Peyton grew, so did her love.
For her sixteenth birthday, Peyton asked to redecorate her room–Asian style! It was a blast!
I tried to give you an up close view of the fan…but…I couldn’t figure out how to turn the picture around! I think you get it anyway.
Peyton’s teaching herself to speak the Japanese language. After she master’s that language, she plans to learn Chinese, too! Why?
Peyton’s been asking herself that question for a long, long time. Why would God put such a passion in her heart?
Peyton’s still not sure. But she’s preparing herself so that she’ll be ready when God calls. In the meantime, Peyton continues to dream… often she shares her dreams with me.
“Perhaps I’ll live in China and teach English to the students.” Then, she always adds, “or, maybe I’ll be a missionary!”
I’ve finally come to terms that my daughter’s dream isn’t just a passing phase. It’s God-given. What I love about Peyton is she’s not sitting by waiting on God’s completed vision to become a reality. No. She’s living the dream NOW–by filling her room with the things she loves, by studying the language and learning the about the culture. As she seeks God’s director for her life, she’s learning about Him, too.