This “following your dreams” business can be tough can’t it?! 🙂 I know, I have been there, and in all honesty I am still there at times. There are some days that I spend more time believing the lies than walking in the freedom of God’s plan for my life.
I want you to hear me though…on the hardest days, the days you feel stuck or the days you feel you have moved backward….God knew these days would come, He knew that He could use this for His glory. Take heart in that my friends and keep pressing forward!
The bible verse I studies this morning was Psalm 40:4-8 and it fits for this time in my life. And I think it will fit for you too…
4 Blessed is the one
who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.[a]
5 Many, Lord my God,
are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too many to declare.
6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—
but my ears you have opened[b]—
burnt offerings and sin offerings[c] you did not require.
7 Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
it is written about me in the scroll.[d]
8 I desire to do your will, my God;
your law is within my heart.”
“But my ears you have opened”….
Are your ears open? Are you listening to His whispers? He has called you to this place – wherever you find yourself this morning – for a specific purpose.
Maybe you find yourself with screaming kids, laundry piled up and bills that you are finding hard to pay……maybe you are working at a job that is thankless and you wonder if “this is it?”. Maybe you have taken that leap of faith and started a blog so that you can share your passion through writing – but it doesn’t seem to be growing….is anybody even seeing you??
He sees you. Please trust me in that! God sees you.
He sees the mess, He sees the scary, He sees the overwhelming and the small and He uses them.
We can’t and we won’t always see the end result…..but if we are following in God’s plan for our lives – there will be fruit.
Today, wherever you find yourself, thank God. When thankfulness fills our hearts, it is easier to handle the difficult, and easier to see God’s hand in all of it. Don’t give up, don’t stop seeking after His plan. Some day you will look back and see where the “right-nows” formed you into the amazing woman God has planned you to be!!
And know that I am walking right there with you. If you have a prayer request as you discover all the dreams God has for you – please share it….I would be honored to pray for you!
This week’s challenge: Write a post that’s titled “A Letter to the God-sized Dreamers” and tell your God-sized dreaming sisters why we need them and their dreams–especially when it’s hard. Have you joined us in this journey?? If so please link up over here and share your story!! Holley’s new book is finally available!! If you don’t have a copy yet – you can find it here! 🙂