Giving in to those God sized dreams…

I don’t know about you but I tend to get excited when I get a glimpse (or think I’m getting a glimpse) of the plans God has for me. I start running ahead, giving directions, convinced that He will give me the desires of my heart simply because “I deserve it” or because “I’ve been waiting”…

In reality I am learning that most of the time the dream I’m dreaming is tiny in comparison to the plans God has for those who love Him and are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28)

Sometimes God calls us to let go of our dream, its not because He doesn’t care, its because His plan to fulfill that dream is far beyond our wildest imagination. When I think back over the last 10 years of my life- every single time I thought God was closing a door because He “didn’t care about my dreams” it was actually because He was getting ready to surpass them instead.

Letting go of a dream is hard, I’ll admit, in my pride I have literally told God how good my dreams are and why He should acquiesce to my request simply because they are such “good dreams”… and while there is nothing wrong with good dreams, what if His dreams for me are better? This picture is a reminder of what God does with our lives… we can’t see it until we let go of our pride, our hopes, our fears…but when we do He is waiting to take those dreams to new heights. To pour into us so that we can pour out into others the love of Christ.SmartSelectImage_2016-04-19-07-34-55

I’m not there yet, I’m still learning to stay in step with my Savior and not “run ahead” with every new dream. It is difficult sometimes but I want to be so in tune with the Holy Spirit that when it is time for His dreams to unfold in my life I will be ready to receive it with joy and gladness; confident that He is preparing me even now for the dreams He has in store…

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