Today, I am going to share something with you…
Something very dear to my heart…
I’m a little nervous about sharing it because I think I hold back a little here, on this blog, but I think it’s time to give it my all…
Not only that, but I am following God’s lead here. I believe that this is something that He wants me to share, so I will go where He takes me…
I was born a dreamer…
That’s right, a visionary…
I’d have dreams and visions, I still do…
If you need someone too believe in you, I am your gal. I can see it! I believe that there is no dream too big because we have a great God.
And if you have read my blog before you know that my favorite Scripture is Romans 10:11. It says that no one who puts their faith in God will ever be put to shame.
Now while we are talking big, there are dreams that I’ve had for myself, as well. They are beautiful dreams that I have had hidden in my heart for a very long time. Yet there is something that, if you don’t know, I am going to tell you, must happen…a process.
As a dreamer, I didn’t know, nor was I taught that the dream didn’t just come to pass as quickly as it was tucked away in my heart. Yet as I have lived this life and walked with God, He has shown me the truth in His Word.
Eccl 3:1-8 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
I’ve experienced different seasons in my life. There was a time for fun; a time for preparation; a time to learn, a time for sacrifice; a time for laughter, a time for weeping…boy did I weep?! I thoroughly remember the time when I had to learn to be resilient.
During these times, I didn’t know what to call them.
Why am I telling you this?
Well, not knowing what to call these times or truly understanding them…I pushed against the things that were happening. My heart was breaking. I wondered why, when, and how long…I lost sight of the dream. I thought, for a split moment, that God had changed His mind about me and the plans He had for me.
Yet I was always reminded of Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
One translation says, “to give you hope and a future.”
During these times, I needed to be reminded of God’s faithfulness…to His people…to His Word…to me…
Because He was and always is faithful…
So now here I am. I stand as a different woman, years later. I’ve had a few opportunities come knocking at my door and they have looked really good, but…it’s not time for them. It’s time for patience. It’s time to wait on God to do what only He can. While I wait on Him, I will live this life as a wife, woman, and mother…a friend, teacher, confidante, a servant to all who God leads me to…I will continue to focus on the things that are important…
That means I’ve had to say no…a few times…and wonder if I made the right decision.
But I thank God for the Holy Spirit. He always reminds of what God’s Word says.
In this time of patience, I have to remember
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
I’ll keep dreaming, planning, hoping, believing…and most of all waiting on Him patiently.
Today I want to give you an assignment. Once you do it, you can Tweet me, Instagram, Facebook, email me, or comment below…whichever you choose. Just as long as you do it.
The first thing is for you to think and pray about the season that you are in.
The second is to give it a name.
Third, find a scripture that helps you in this season. It should be something for you to stand on while you are here.
Then let me know, so that I can be praying for and with you. Let me know so that I can encourage you. Let me know because it’s nice to connect with others who are identifying where they are and walking in that place. (Use the hashtag #seasonof(__________) You fill in the blank.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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