It has been a long time since I have wrote on 43 things. Interestingly enough, some of these goals that I wrote years ago are beginning to come to fruition. So, in reference to finding that special lady, I am finally in a relationship. (good start right?) It had been nearly 7 years without any romantic interest in my life. (lots of time to focus on ministry) However, a little over one year ago, something changed. A girl who was part of my church plant team (i will write about that goal sometime soon) who I have known for probably 10 years suddenly changed in my perspective. Her name is Aimee. I have went to church with her, done youth ministry with her, known her family, and helped pastor her. But apparently your perspective on a person can change in only a moment.
It was a night that we were having a planning meeting for our church and I had a dream a few days before concerning Aimee. It was a vision I saw of her teaching young girls. I decided I should share this with her, so I asked her to talk and told her this dream. I asked if it meant anything and she said yes. Turns out she had been reading a book called Chazown by Craig Groeschell about finding your purpose and she had just wrote down that she thought she wanted to teach younger girls about purity! Pretty cool huh? So I encouraged her and asked if I could pray for her. After I finished praying for her, I gave her a hug and suddenly (as if someone had flipped a switch) I realized how beautiful Aimee was. Not just physically (although she is pretty FINE) but also spiritually. I saw how excited she was to hear from God and how much she wanted God’s plan for her life. When I hugged her, something felt just…. right. I don’t really even know how to explain it. I started the night not even considering Aimee as anything more than a sister in Christ and after talking and praying with her, I realized that I like this girl!
Well, the rest as they say is history. Over the last year I have spent a lot of time getting to know this beautiful girl named Aimee and I have been impressed every day. She is a woman after God’s heart. She encourages me in my faith. She keeps me calm. She keeps me from overworking myself. She makes me laugh. She makes me feel comfortable. She makes me feel convicted of the areas that I want to be more like Jesus.
Aimee is a special girl and we are taking things very slow to see if we are meant to be more than just boyfriend and girlfriend in the future. We’ll see!