Hi! So the other day me and my mom were talking about the future and what I want to be when I grow up. (She hoped I would be a nurse or home mom btw) I hadn’t told her what I want to do and I was a little scared to, but I told her. (I want to enlist in the Military.) She then talked for about an hour on why women should not fight, enter the military or have anything to do in fighting/war. That really hurt me because for a really long time (8 years or so) I have been dreaming and working hard to meet my goal. She also told my dad that I want to go into the army and he is for all women that aren’t his daughters for fighting. I’m really torn now, should I follow my dream or should I give up on it and aim for a more “girl type” job when I grow up. Any one who can help me please answer! What would you do?
|November 5, 2015 at 22:09|
Well, it’s your life, not theirs, first off. If you think this is what God has for you, do it.
|November 6, 2015 at 09:01|
I think that maybe you should ask them why they don’t want you to join the army. (Maybe there is way you can find out why they aren’t super excited about your dream? Maybe you could tell them why you really wanna serve your country?) Pray about it, maybe God has something better planned? But this sounds like you passion. . . it’s hard when you have a dream your parents aren’t cray about! Just remember your there ‘little’ girl even though we are growing up and have to make our own choices that hopefully honor them and most importantly what God wants us to do. Good luck! I really hope this helped. . . I think what you want to do is very honorable.
|November 6, 2015 at 23:20|
Thanks girls! You’re all really supportive!
|November 7, 2015 at 06:22|
Look, It is important to respect your parents. But when it comes to what you feel called to do and following your dreams only you know what is right for you. I am all for women being in the army. And I think it’s fantastic that you want to enlist! And if that’s what you think God has called you to then don’t let anyone (not even your parents) stop you. I know that’s hard to do. But it’s not disrespecting them. It’s following God. They just see you as their little girl. And it will be hard for them to see you in the army, but if it’s your calling than it will happen. 🙂
|November 7, 2015 at 08:18|
I agree with the lovely ladies above. By the time you are able to enlist, you will be an adult–entirely responsible for your own choices. If you feel strongly about enlisting, it is probably God’s holy spirit guiding you in that direction. Remember, we are to obey God rather than men (including parents, ahem).
God wouldn’t place something on your heart and then not want you to do it.
|November 7, 2015 at 11:32|
I would follow your dream! if God has given you this dream he won’t let anything or anyone stand in your way! and even if your parents don’t support you God does! just remember to still be respectful but they have to understand this is what God wants you to do and he is the Ultiment parent! but also remember you aren’t alone God has given me a passion to try to be a ballet teacher but at the same time be a mom. my parents don’t think its possible but I am taking tests already and my own ballet teacher is a mom too. But back to you I think it is wonderful that you want to serve and I totally respect you for stepping up. I’ll be praying for you!!! God bless!
|November 18, 2015 at 20:24|
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