My one word for 2014 is DREAM. It thumps in my heartbeat and pounds in my head. What am I dreaming and am I dreaming in the direction God wants for me?
Sometimes we have a dream that is more like a desire. A desire that might not be in God’s plan for us. So we mine the depths of that desire, pray over it, commit it to our Heavenly Father and trust that if it’s the right thing, He’ll bring it back around.
That happened to me early this winter. And I got to reach out and touch the dream I’ve always wanted: to work in the publishing industry. I love people. And books. And being friendly and encouraging. To spend my days wrapped around these things makes life incredibly pleasurable. And I’m so thankful!
When you trust you are where God wants you to be and He continues to make the path so incredibly smooth and worry free, you know you’re exactly where you should be. I never would have thought this would be a possibility for me. I mean…me? Working for a literary agent? Really? Naw. That’ll never happen. I won’t live near so grand a life.
But I also never thought I would be a first-name basis with some of my very favorite authors. In fact, it’s more than just first names, it’s friendships. Friendships I never would have dreamed could happen.
Sometimes we lose hope because our dream is taking too long to reach us. But that’s only because we have it on our own timetable and not God’s. Sure, I dreamed about having this job. Moving to a new place and doing new things, but I never actually thought it would happen. I mean, why me?
The better question: why not me? Why not you?
Desires when birthed in Christ and given back to Him, can move mountains of insecurities and uncertainty. Desires that walk hand in hand with our dreams can often seem out of reach, but with God ANYTHING is possible.
I’m writing this post in absolute awe of all He has done for me in the last couple weeks. He’s made every crooked path I could even start to worry about straight in front for me. He has made this dream very clear to me: it was the right one to invest in.
And I’m sitting here, just…amazed. I don’t know how to say thank you. So instead, I’ll not worry. I’ll not fuss about details, because He’s already proven He’s got this. So I’m trusting and walking in faith with a smile on my face. Knowing it won’t all be easy, but I’ll be where He wants me.
I’ll continue to prove myself faithful. And eager to see what He does with the rest of my dreams in 2014.