If you’ve been following my blog for any point of this year, you might have discovered that my “one word” for 2014 is dream. I’ve never been one for these “one words.” It seemed to be like the New Year’s resolutions and/or goals I never stuck to.
But this year after a talk with my dear friend and mentor, who continually makes me think in different directions, I felt a certain word being impressed upon me: dream. And not just to dream, but to DREAM. To pursue these passions that I have in life and see what God can do with my heart’s deepest desires.
I sat tonight, journaling to God and realized…He took a dream (to work in publishing) and blew it up so much wider than I could have ever imagined. He took care of things I would have never thought I needed, would have never thought to add to my “dream list” and fulfilled expectations so much fuller than I could have, well, dreamed!
For example: I have a safe place to live. Friends just a short drive down the road. A boss that values me and the work I do. A car that works. A swelling of savings. None of those things I would have considered as part of the fall out in chasing this dream.
I realized as I journaled, that if God can take care, exceedingly, abundantly, this dream I had, why have I been glancing down the road to the next dream? Of course, I’m going to chase these dreams. Pursue this desire of my heart—the greatest one of all: to be a wife and mother. BUT. Yes: BUT. He blew me away here. Living in Colorado. Working for Wordserve Literary. That’s insane—people! Really insane!
So why am I concerned with how He is going to move in this other dream? It’s not a new one by any means and it’s one many of the fairer sex has shared since the beginning of time. So if God can do so much more beyond what I dreamed of in this little thing like moving a thousand miles from home and getting a new job, what makes me thing He can’t take care of this finding a spouse thing?
For this needs-to-see-the-roadmap kind of girl, that’s a brand new concept. But it’s such a freeing one.
Girls, if we are serious about giving our lives—all of our lives—to God for His control, then we need to be serious and trusting about this too. He doesn’t want to see us settled with some bum, He wants the very best for us. That means BEYOND what we can dream.
I know, novel concept, that our dreams are so finite and God’s are infinite. It’s a peaceful place to be. He knows this desire. This dream. He placed it there. Wow. How amazing is that to think about? And we get to that moment where happily ever after is breathed our direction, it truly will be happily so far beyond
everything we could have dreamed.
Shall we dream together? God’s got this.