The Reason Behind the Name

Read on to find out what inspired the name of my blog, ‘Dreaming of Guatemala’! ❤


From the moment I knew that I’d get to serve the Lord in Guatemala one day, I’ve been so happy. I don’t feel anxious – surprisingly, not in the least! I’m very joyful and excited.

But there really can be too much of a good thing.

The truth is, I don’t know how any of it will work out. That in itself has been occupying my mind. I’m not scared or antsy, but I still feel like I need to play a role in working everything out so that I’ll be able to go when the time comes.

And that’s not what I should be doing.

The Lord has my whole life planned out. I haven’t been called to work alongside Him in coordinating everything; that’s within His power to control, not mine. He has called me to do something else, though, and that is to trust in Him.

I’m tempted to run on ahead. I’m tempted to learn, to plan, to go. I’m tempted to go all out in my growing passion for the Guatemalan organization that has completely stolen my heart. I’d love to think about, talk about, and write blog posts about it all the time … but I realize now that I can’t.

When I was first entering this new chapter of my life, I figured I’d probably begin to feel overwhelmed if it occupied most, if not all, of my thoughts … and I was right.

During this time of waiting, I desire to wait on His timing and trust in His will. I have decided to let my faith rest in Him and Him alone. I’ll write more about the Lord as I feel inspired, but until then … buena suerte (good luck) on your own walk with Him; I pray that you are strengthened daily as you come to know Him more.
❤ Thanks for reading! ☺

— Maggie

13 replies on “The Reason Behind the Name”

And that’s not bad either. We can leap before we look, so to speak, and it is can be too much as you’ve said. I wouldn’t think anything small would be too bad to check out, but you have to follow what you believe God is showing you, and telling you. He is number one. He knows what is best. And you earnestly seeking verification from Him is awesome. Not everyone does. Keep listening girl, you’ll hear Him. 🙂

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Thank you for your kind words. ❤ All I know for now is to learn Spanish (which I am doing diligently!) and to keep Guatemala in my prayers. If anything ever comes up that I feel led to get involved in, I will be excited to do so!

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It’s great to meet you, Maggie. It’s also great to know that although you want to go on ahead of God and do more; you know in your heart that you have to trust Him first and let Him take the lead.

Hope to see some interesting posts on this blog and God Bless.

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Thank you, it’s nice to meet you, too. 🙂 Yes! Waiting on His timing is important, including when I want to run on ahead. Staying by His side is where I always want to be. Thanks so much for coming by.


Your comments are very enthusiastic and appealing! my sister owns a business in Guatemala and finds the situation there difficult at times. She has been able to help some people out by hiring them, and I am glad she has been able to do that at least. She is most concerned for the children.
God bless you in your efforts! Buena suerte tambien!

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