God intervened and opened doors for me to become a nanny to two of the cutest toddlers in the world. Seriously, they couldn’t be any more perfect for me.

I’m single, but I’m head over heels in love with a little 3-year-old boy. I’m an outdoorsy type girl, but this 4-year-old little girl has me memorizing Disney Princesses. I don’t have a college degree, but I’m getting the necessary training for my future occupation. I might not look like a picture perfect version of success, but I feel successful. I feel like a woman who is becoming a better version of herself.

At the end of the day, I still don’t know what I’ll be doing with my life in the next five or ten years, but I really hope that it might include a baby or two or twelve. But at the end of the day, those things don’t matter.

In the next five or ten years, I really just want to be someone who loves God and who looks to Him in the everyday moments. I just really want to be someone who is known not solely for her intelligence or her beauty or her riches or her fame, but for her love for God regardless of where He takes her.

I wish they would include “lover of God” as a career choice. Because even though some days I’m terrible at it, it’s what I was made to do.

Don’t give in to the pressure. Don’t rob yourself of joy trying to find happiness. Prestige is nothing if you don’t have passion.

Find that thing you were made to do and fall in love with the thought of doing it for the rest of your life.

You were made to love God and to love people.

Find your purpose and ‘destiny’ in that and watch Him bring definition and meaning to the rest of your life’s story.

Courtney Fricke is a passionate young adult who is compelled to give God the strength of her youth. She has served at a missions agency and a Bible School in Texas for three years and is also moving to do full-time missions in Thailand this January. Courtney aspires to be both a voice and an example to the nations declaring that Jesus is worthy.

You can find more info about her ministry at 
www.courtneyfricke.com

Publication date: July 3, 2012