There's a family I know who I refer to as "the gypsies." Why, you ask? Because they aren't afraid to go wherever God leads them. Because they're willing to take a chance and see how God provides. That's how I want to be, right there. Trusting. Following. Roaming.
I just can't be one of those people that stays in the same place their whole life. I know some people don't have the same aspirations, but as for me--I was bitten by the travel bug. It's in my blood. Not travelling, not seeing the world...that thought fills me with horror.
My daydreams see me traipsing about the world with a suitcase and a camera, with God going before me and memories following behind. I embrace the adventure my Savior has in store for me, living every moment for his glory and roaming wherever he leads me.
And I got my heart set on what happens next // I got my eyes wide; it's not over yet // We are miracles, and we're not alone
Believe me when I say that I am truly grateful and happy with all I have here, but I don't want to be confined to my tiny and insignificant corner of the world. My heart dreams too big for that.
"To live would be an awfully big adventure." ~J.M. Barrie
I'm going to be the one that checks every closet for Narnia.
I'm going to sail even with a compass that doesn't work.
I'm going to find Neverland so I never have to grow up.
I'm going to enter Mordor to do battle with the enemy.
I'm going to be the one who finds her muchness.
I want to be a gypsy.
That's right, a gypsy--exploring and adventuring. And it's not just this place physically that I don't want to be confined to and defined by. I don't want to be defined by this world as a whole. I am in the world, but not of it.
"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world." ~C.S. Lewis
Sure, my longing is to live adventurously here and now. But when it comes down to it, I already am a gypsy. Roaming until I find my way to my eternal home.
Created for a place I've never known // Yeah, this is home
So I'm going to travel the world. I'm going to live each day to the fullest. I'm going to bring glory to my Savior whenever the opportunity arises. I'm going to laugh, cry, make friends and memories. I'm going to be a gypsy. A gypsy on my way to heaven, walking hand-in-hand with Jesus.
To live is an awfully big adventure. And friends, I can't wait.
"All your life an unattainable ecstasy has hovered just beyond the grasp of your consciousness. The day is coming when you will wake to find, beyond all hope, that you have attained it." ~C.S. Lewis
And now, after all my searching, after all my questions // I'm gonna call it home // I got a brand new mindset // I can finally see the sunset // I'm gonna call it home
ps--all photos in this post were taken by my mom during her trip to florida. i edited them, however, and stuck my watermark on them to prevent the internet boogie man from stealing them. ;P and yes. in case you're wondering, they do indeed make me jealous.