I love being able to work around other Christians. There is such a unified spirit among the staff members (on most days!... we are human after all, so there's the occasional tiff), and I'm pretty much guranteed to have a good laugh at some point of my day:o).
Today I was busily printing some tracts while a couple of the girls were working on sending packages out (I think we keep UPS in business!) when in walked another staff member. He asked one of the girls a rather serious question and the other girl and I jumped right in with cute comments like "Oooh... where do you see yourself in 5 years?" and "What's your future looking like?" Of course we all shared a good laugh, but later on the "5 year" question was asked again, and this time in half-earnestness. I thought about how I've answered it in the past. Normally my answer would have been, "Oh I don't know. Done with school and maybe married." But having spent the afternoon thinking on it a little bit, my answer is different.
In 5 years, I hope to still be serving the Lord. In 5 years, I trust I would have done some more growing. In 5 years, I pray my walk with the Lord would be sweeter than the day before. While it would be nice to be done with all my school (!) and perhaps even married, that matters not when compared with my spiritual life. There is no better goal than to walk with the Lord. All the planning for this temporal life can't make up for the lack of spiritual fruit.
Who knows where I'll be in 5 years... it's Whom I'm by that's important!