What Is Your Dream?
I remember when I was the farthest I’ve ever been from my dream…and when faced with a choice, I shared a dream of being married, to a Christian man, living a life for Christ, raising my kids to do the same.That was my dream. I know it sounded crazy to the person I shared it with at the time, because I was in no way living a life that followed Christ. Nevertheless, it was my dream.
Through a series of events that only God could have orchestrated, here I am. Living that dream. Only the kid part is a LOT harder than I thought. Honestly, as I look back… the marriage part has been hard at times too… really hard at moments actually. Still… God gave me the desire of my heart, even when I wasn’t actively pursuing it. Why? Because it was a desire that HE planted there. It’s been a crazy wild ride so far. There is no reason for me to think, based on precedent, that the future will be calm and peaceful… I guess another adjective could be boring. There is definitely nothing boring about God! Have you read any of the Bible? Definitely NOT boring…. or normal… or predictable. Why should I expect anything different? That’s ok. Even in the difficult situations, I would rather be in the middle of the mess…serving him, than anything I would have come up with. Let’s be honest. I would have planned a perfect life. A perfect family, perfect kids, I would be perfect. Do you notice anything missing from that sentence??? GOD. My desperate need for GOD.
FACT: If everything in my life was perfect, I would still need God. I just wouldn’t realize it!!!
So… I will continue to live out this dream life… with its good times and it’s bad times, with a happy and grateful heart. I am and will be grateful that God has blessed me with my dream… and enough trouble to cause me to press in to him, to seek him, and to pray “Show me your ways Oh Lord, teach me your paths, guide me in your truth and teach me. For you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you ALL DAY LONG!!! Psalm 25:4-5. I’ve had that memorized since I was pregnant with my first child. It is STILL my prayer. I don’t see it changing any time soon. Won’t you join me? What dream has God planted in your heart? He can make it come true.
Tip: If you seek Him, it will help…
Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV) ” For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.”
Ephesians 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.”