Sunday, 20 September 2020 14:14

I'm In Love With My Future

Written by  Priscilla K. Garatti
I'm In Love With My Future Photo by LittleBee80

I think this is the cry of my heart--to live in wonder instead of dread.~Journal entry, September 12, 2020

We were driving home from our weekly Walmart run for groceries. Billie Eilish on the radio--I'm in love with my future, she sang. The lyric penetrated my thinking, and resonated. I'm more practiced in anticipating dread. This kind of thinking, this weakness, this vulnerability is my Achilles heel.

This past week, though, it was almost as if God whispered in my ear and asked me to peer into my future, to lift my hands in childlike awe. He seemed to say, "I brought you triumphantly over the finish line as you completed your formal work life. Now look over your landscape. There's more to explore. I have so much in store for you. Dream with me about your life."

Then I dreamed in the night watches. I'm not sure where I lived, what house I was in. I walked around a corner in the house, and there in an alcove sat a desk, simple and elegant in design, with wrought iron scroll work embedded on the sides. A window was positioned above the desk and sun poured in, bathing the glossy wooden top in its light. The surface of the desk was bare. The desk appeared as if it was merely waiting for me to claim it. Giovanni was with me and said, "Priscilla, I bought this desk for you." 

God is this good, to love us so well. To hear a song. To whisper in our ear. To give us dreams. To dream with us for our lives.

May God carry you into the the plans and dreams He has for your life. May He strengthen you to embrace His goodness, His protection and His guidance. He goes before you and stations provision at every turn. May you fall in love with your future.



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What Readers Are Saying

In Missing God Priscilla takes a brave and unflinching look at grief and the myriad ways in which it isolates one person from another. The characters are full-bodied and the writing is mesmerizing. Best of all, there is ample room for hope to break through. This is a must read.

Beth Webb-Hart (author of Grace At Lowtide)

winner"On A Clear Blue Day" won an "Enduring Light" Bronze medal in the 2017 Illumination Book Awards.

winnerAn excerpt from Missing God won as an Honorable Mention Finalist in Glimmertrain’s short story “Family Matters” contest in April 2010.