So, what do you want to do when you grow up?
I don’t like that question, I mean, really don’t like it. Whoever is asking it is basically wondering how you want to make your money the rest of your life. It’s an overrated, and in in my opinion, completely dumb, question. Maybe to the world it holds some sort of weight, but for a believer set on furthering God’s kingdom and doing whatever, wherever He says to, it means nothing. What does the way you make your money have to do with anything lasting? True, God can us your job as you ministry, but that’s not the picture set up by Scripture. Want to know what God’s ultimate plan and destiny is for everyone?
Look in the Bible, it’s everywhere. God is the Father, the Son, the Brother, the Bridegroom. Christians are children, siblings, and the bride. Getting married and having a family may seem like a side thing for the world, but it’s the center of God’s Kingdom. It’s the tool God uses, the picture of something bigger, something not of this world, and the society scorns that picture. That’s why, to them, being a stay at home mom is laughable and a dedicated dad far fetched.
But getting married and starting a family isn’t the only way to live out that ministry either. For the sacredly single, we can still have a family focused life, and a multi-generational vision. Church is just one big family, and children not our own need role models and teachers.
So my answer to that ridiculous question? I want to have a family. And I know I already have that.