For all you who think you have your life set
Your dreams and your plans, the goals that you’ll get
I have a small warning that you should hear
Chaos will happen; the future’s not clear.
I know it’s true. The story of my life
has been full of change, though not always strife.
Some people think that their own way is best,
but paradigms can be put to the test.
Twas freshman year, my world turned inside out
My dream was to be a singer, no doubt.
Then the chance to go to Cambodia
would be the first to combat my phobia
of the hint, chance, or possibility
that missions was where God was calling me.
I hesitated, but He tugged my heart
and through prayer, I decided to take part.
A chance that I took and do not regret
The way God moved there, I’ll never forget.
During English Camp, deep friendships were built.
God’s great love blossomed and will never wilt.
It’s clear, full time missions became my heart,
but when overseas is not when that starts.
The Great Commission is no more my fear.
Now daily I’m a missionary here.
Again, I’m surprised at where the Lord leads.
I gained a passion to serve special needs.
Hesitant to join the BREATHE ministry,
to work with kids with disabilities
God tugged on the strings of my heart again
and called me to be a very special friend
a Buddy, in fact, is what I am called,
and every single week I stand enthralled
at the amazing ways God has used me
to bless the life of my buddy Robbie.
Although the future has no guarantees
I want to take this outreach overseas.
To far off countries where life seems hostile,
I’ll share love through this and preach the Gospel.
Life couldn’t get much crazier than this
but there’s one more story I couldn't miss.
I established values about dating
and because of that found myself waiting
at least until college to think about
saying yes to a guy who asked me out.
The most important quality to me
was for this special future guy to be
a mature, souled out follower of Christ
for me to even consider a tryst.
I gave God my heart and said I’d never
date someone in high school, but however...
I met a special guy three months ago
whose souled out heart for Jesus always glows.
I knew that we’d be great friends, nothing more
but then after we hung out more, I swore
the conversation I dreaded would come.
I prayed I wouldn’t make a choice so dumb
as to throw my past promises away
so when he first asked, I told him delay.
I had many questions about this thing
and I hoped that twenty-one wouldn’t sting.
He prayed about each question with such care.
I’m so surprised that he didn’t get scared!
Next week, we went to Panera at one.
My mind was blown at what Eric had done.
Packet of answers, seven pages long
I realized God brought me him all along.
Now we're official despite my past plan.
Never thought I'd find such a godly man.
Our dates have been filled with time in God's word.
Any outsider might think it's absurd
that we think the world's view of love is skewed.
So with our relationship, we elude
the mundane routine that our culture brings.
We’re more interested in lasting things
like sharing God’s love with someone in need
or growing more through a good Bible read.
We've so much in common, I've named a few
We both want to be missionaries too.
I’m stunned by how well we fit together!
Does God make mistakes? Now that’s a “never”!
I had my own long list of dreams and plans
but surrendered my life into God’s hands.
Giving him control was hard, I admit,
but fear’s outweighed by his love that I get.
I once beheld a long list of nevers
but God has changed my heart for the better.
I trust that He has awesome plans for me
I gave Him my all, now I’ve been set free!