This week, on Sunday night we had an exciting evening. We put all the kids to bed but with in about 30 minutes Sawyer was back upstairs. He had this look of terror on his face and could not speak. We asked what was going on and he finally gets out through tears that he felt that God had just spoke to him and was telling him to be a youth pastor. He was so shaken up and SO certain that he had heard from Him!
Of course we encouraged him and prayed with him and told him how AMAZING that is that at 11 years old he already had heard from the Lord on what he is going to do with the rest of his life! We also reminded him that this meant he DOES have to go to college and could not fulfill his dream of being a video game designer. Though we assured him that he could design LOTS of things for youth! ;-)
This boy is a blessing to us for sure. He has such a tender heart and sweet spirit. Mark and I have secretly always said to each other we thought he would make a great pastor, he has that personality. But we never said that to him.
My prayer is that Sawyer will ALWAYS remember hearing Gods voice and calling on his life. He is only 11, and so when he turns 13, 16, 21, and the world presses in, I pray he will look back and remember, I pray he will stay on course.