Eight Months of Dreaming of Guatemala

Eight Months of Dreaming of Guatemala

Hey guys! I hope that you’re having a gorgeous day!! x So, as another month has rolled around, I knew that it would be a blessing to me to write another Dreaming of Guatemala (the place and my blog) update! Looking back at how far I’ve come with both of these passions makes me so happy. Are you ready to follow along? Let’s go!

At one month, I could still hardly believe that this Guatemala thing was happening. It is quite possibly the biggest life change I’ve ever experienced, and the passion I felt (and still do) stunned me. Fast forward to four months, and I still felt like I was literally dreaming, continually in awe of how the Lord was working in my life, and I struggled to wrap my head around even a bit of it. The last update I did was at the six month mark, and that was then that I began feeling the reality of it. I’m still stoked about everything Guatemala, and I still want to go – most definitely! – but at the beginning of July, I found myself analyzing the possible realities of that situation, and it made me stress a bit.

Now, let’s jump back to the present. I have known of this specific plan for my life for eight months now. That’s two hundred and forty-eight days, to be exact! I have also had my blog for that long, minus about a week. But it’s not really in the details.

With each day that has passed, I have slowly been accepting it. This dream has been on my mind, in my heart, and lacing my prayers. The uncertainties are most certainly there, but no matter how terrifying of a scenario I come up with, nothing phases me. Whenever I ponder worst-case scenarios in any situation, I freak myself out, but with Guatemala, not one has. Tarantulas? Nah. Earthquakes? It’s fine. ACTIVE VOLCANOES? Why should that bother me? πŸ˜‚

I am in no way saying I’m okay with any of the three frightening things mentioned above. That’s not the point. While I don’t want to find myself facing a huge spider, experiencing a bad earthquake, or watching one of their volcanoes erupt, I have an unexplainable peace that I will cross all those bridges when I get there.

There’s a verse in Matthew where Jesus says “sufficient for each day is its own trouble.” He has bound my heart with the spiritual ability to instantly combat any fear I may have with Guatemala. My awful little scenarios instantly die in His light. It is unlike anything I have ever experienced before.

When I was first seeing Guatemala show up everywhere in my life, from books to blog posts to items in stores, I became excited every time. Each one is a beautiful reminder of my future, and seeing the Lord so plainly at work in my life and with my surroundings makes me giddy. However, the more it has happened, the more used to it I’ve become, to the point where loving this country isn’t just part of my life; it’s part of me. ❀

I look forward to every event leading up to visiting Guatemala. I long for the day I first step foot in that country. It brings me greater joy than I can explain to know this small glimpse into the future God has for me.

All of my main actions this year have reflected that purpose.

I started this blog to record my progress and entertain myself (and you guys!) while I wait. I began learning Spanish like never before because of my passion to know that language fully. I’m looking into getting a job as soon as I can to save money, and I’m not going to college yet and will most likely take individual classes, instead.

My view of life is different because of this calling. It is absolutely beautiful!

Now, I’d like to touch on my blogging journey a bit, as well. While I have been blogging on and off since 2010, I have never connected with this many bloggers before. This community is absolutely amazing! I know I’ve said that before, but it’s worth saying again. The last eight months of my life have been extremely blessed because of this experience; I’ve made new friends, posted consistently for the first time ever, and my post writing skills have gotten so much better. I’d like to thank youΒ personally, whether you just found my blog, or you’ve been following along for months. I appreciate each and every individual comment, and getting to have a place where I can inspire others is a wonderful blessing!

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40 thoughts on “Eight Months of Dreaming of Guatemala

  1. Awww Maggie, we are SO grateful for you as well, for all the inspiration and encouragement that you give so freely πŸ™‚ Congratulations on eight months and staying VERY consistent throughout it all as well!! I so feel you with the unexplainable peace about mission trips. I also feel called to go to other countries to share the hope of Jesus. There is a part of me that feels like I should be terrified, but I feel a calmness in knowing I’d be doing what God has called me to do. I am not 100% sure of where I am to go or when, but I am trusting that God will lead me and praying that I will listen and follow. It’s super exciting! I am so proud of you (that’s not strange, right?!) that you are listening and waiting so patiently for God to say, “Now is the time!” Keep enduring and continue to stay hopeful ❀

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  2. It’s just so inspiring to read about how you trust God and your calling. You are so certain of what you must do. I can’t wait to read about your journey until you reach the beautiful Guatemala. I’m sure God has great things in store for you. You’re lovely and inspiring. Big hugs. ❀

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  3. Aw congrats on 8 months girl!! So happy that you’re blog keeps growing every month πŸ™‚ You’re such an inspiration for everyone and always keep being that sweet girl. Grateful to be one of your friends on WP. Keep rocking and dreaming ❀ πŸ™‚

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  4. Nice post, Maggie!! It’s splendid that you’ve been blogging since 8 whole months!!! Wow! I really wish you continue to blog further just like this… . Congratulations on 8 months of your blog!!!
    I couldn’t view your post, because I was busy with my tests and now it’s done! I’ll post today, be there ❀️
    xxx

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  5. Congrats Maggie!!!! I’m so happy for you!! Thanks you so much for all of your inspirational, and uplifting posts that you share with us!! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been inspired to grow my faith because of your blog!😊❀️
    I especially love that you have such
    A passion for your blog.

    Lindsay

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    1. Thank you so much, Lindsay! Your comment made my day!! ❀ I'm so happy that I could inspire you. I love writing inspirational posts! πŸ™‚ I hope you have a beautiful day! xxx

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  6. I’m glad you’ve experienced so much growth and blessings over the time. Thank YOU for sharing amazing, inspiring contentπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šβ˜ΊοΈ more blessings to come✨

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  7. Congratulations! Eight months is quite a milestone! πŸ˜€

    It’s exciting how the Lord is preparing you for Guatemala! ❀

    Sounds like you have a really fun September planned! πŸ™‚ (I too would like to see some photos from your photo shoots if you happen to want to share once you’ve taken some. πŸ˜‰)

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