10 Years from now, I will be 39 years old, God willing. Most people have a detailed outline of exactly where they want to be. They are detailed about every aspect of their future from the career field to the amount of finances they wish to accrue. I used to be that way. I had all of my plans etched on an irremovable mountain.
I actually thought I was in control of every single circumstance. I thought that I could play my life like a doll house where everything seemed logically, realistically perfect. The only power I truly had was my response to a diversion in my plans. As a result, I put an end to meticulous planning in my life.
Everything that occurs in my life is a direct influence on my personal development. In ten years, I would like to be at a place where I have acquired sufficient wisdom from my experiences and allow it to fill my life with more meaning. I desire to be at a point where I can boldly guide people into living a happier existence, but I especially want to do this for my future spouse and children. How can I teach them what I do not know? How can I demonstrate by example bravery, discipline and boundless creativity if I have not developed these qualities within myself?
In ten years, I will have acquired more education. I would like to have more than one career field. I see myself in fields that allow me to express my creative abilities. I see more security in my finances and abundance in all areas of my life. I would like to homeschool the children I have , that is why I am spending these current times gaining more knowledge and wisdom.
I would like to be in an inspiring and fulfilling marriage with a spouse who reciprocates my love. I want a healthy and powerful family. I want the family to transform society through the use of innate talents and authentic self-expression.
I would like to be in a place that is warm all year round. A place with beautiful food and people. I don't need a large house. I am visualizing a cottage with a beautiful garden or a simple but lovely house. It has a garden with herbs, flowers and statues of fairies. There is a section to meditate.
I wish to travel to different countries. I want to visit India, Ethiopia, China, Russia and other countries. I want to meet the people there who are known as healers using holistic medicine. I want to learn more about their craft. I want to meet monks and other people who have devoted their lives to a religion or spiritual way of living and witness their practices. I would like to learn more and more about humanity.
In a decade, I would like to be more calm and have a nourishing lifestyle in the areas of physical health. I would like to help others leave illness behind them by showing them how to be healthy in all areas of their lives.
I also hope that I will not be so overbearing on myself but not to be a lollygagger either. I want to be at a place where I am truly forgiving of myself for anything I have or have not done. I believe that I will be more confident in myself in 10 years.
I know all of these things will come to pass because I am laying the foundation at this present moment. And if there are other plans for me, I accept them as they are. When I need a reminder that I am putting too much of a chokehold on my plans, I reflect on Psalm 103:15 -18 which says
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place therof shall it know no more.
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear God, and God's righteousness unto the children's children;
as such as keep God's covenant, and to those that remember God's commandments to do them.
I will always do what it takes to get to the path that I wish to go. But if there is a higher plan for me in another direction, I will follow divine guidance and accept the life I have, whatever it may look like.