“Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.” ~ Daniel 10:12
Dad didn’t know what was coming. I caught him on his way from his bedroom to the kitchen, in the hallway outside my Holly Hobbie decorated bedroom, with a straight face and 10-year-old forehead wrinkled up in a serious frown.
“I know what I want to be when I grow up, Daddy.”
“Really? And what would that be?”
“An actress. And I want you to be my agent.”
He smiled, but didn’t miss a beat. “Sounds great, sweetheart. I’d be happy to help.”
I changed my mind a thousand times over the years, wanting to be a teacher, accountant, musician, bird (what’s better than flying?), missionary, and doctor.
But now? What does a grown-up little girl want to be when she grows up?
A Daniel. I want to be a Daniel. Unwavering. Courageous. Loyal. Devout. Fearless. Steadfast. I want to be someone about whom God can say, “Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard…” (vs. 12)
Who do you want to be when you grow up?
- Day 267 (Monday): Esther 6-10
- Day 268: Ezra 7-10
- Day 269: Nehemiah 1-5
- Day 270: Nehemiah 6-7
- Day 271: Nehemiah 8-10
- Day 272: Nehemiah 11-13, Psalm 126
- Day 273: Malachi 1-4
What do I want to be when I grow up? I would still like to have the child-like faith which Jesus commended – the trust in God, the awe and the wonderment of God’s creation. Yet, as Paul said – put away childish things.
I desire to child-like, but not childish, when I grow up.
Oh me too, Susan. Child-like, but not childish.