Have you ever had a dream?
Like a HUGE dream that seems both cliché and kind of impossible at the same time.
Well, yeah, I think I have one of those. Very common among Christians and yet very challenging.
Do you want to know what it is? Take a look at this:
I want to be a preacher–not a pastor, a preacher.
I’ve been dreaming about it for as long as I can remember. I think that it came in my DNA. When the Lord was designing my every detail, he sovereignly implanted in me the all-consuming desire of teaching truth.
I don’t care if there are 10 or 100 people listening to what I say. I overflow with joy every time I have the chance to speak life and see others rejoicing in the freedom only God can bring.
I don’t how to say in a way that fully captures its depth, but I’m trying my best by writing it this way: I come alive whenever I teach. I feel whole. I knock the door of everlasting joy, as C. S. would say.
Who but God Himself could have taught me to love it this much? If I were only a hand, preaching would be the glove that fits me perfectly. We were meant to be from the beginning of time.
However, I know I need to do it in the most God-honoring way possible and that way is, of course, studying the Word. I don’t want to say things that do not reflect the heart of the Lord, so I need to get prepared and make sure that I’m speaking truth.
There are many options for doing so, but the one I’ve chosen is going to college and major in Theology.
It sounds so crazy, but that’s not the most impossible part. Now here it comes:
I want to do it in Dallas Theological Seminary.
Why is that so impossible?
Well, 1) I’m from Venezuela, 2) I need to pass the TOEFL exam to prove I have the English it takes, and 3) I need thousands of dollars.
Ok, I got it. None of that is impossible to accomplish, but it is a challenge!
So, basically, I’ll be writing what I think it is my journey to DTS, simply because I thought it’d be fun to share it with someone else. Also, it’ll be helpful for me to express my thoughts about all the process this dream implies.
I’ll leave it there for now, but I’ll be back soon with part of I’ve been doing so far.
I hope that you can join me in this crazy adventure and that somehow my journey blesses you as you walk your own.
Published by Natacha Ramos