I have a dream and I am almost certain that you have one too.
It’s been the beginning of the year, we are all ready and set to start a new.
We wonder; what new thing will I do this year? How can I change the world? How can I live out my purpose?
As children of God, we all learn from His Word, The Bible that God wants us to be His Kingdom Ambassadors and shine our light in the dark world. Loving Him and people and living our faith in Him in action. This is our purpose, to love God and to love people.
As we grow in relationship with God, we realise that our Father has given us each unique talents and gifts which are ours to give and use towards serving others. To serve those who are part of God’s family, but also to those who don’t know Him yet. As we develop our talents we begin dreaming about how we can use them as enjoyment and to benefit the world around us.
I know that God has a plan and purpose for every single one of us and that it is good.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
We dream and hope our dreams will take flight and become true. If we are wise we also take these dreams and plans that go along with it, to our Father God. We pray that He will lead and help us along our way. We realise it will most probably take hard work and courage to make the dream happen, but we also need strength and endurance to see it through.
Today on this first day of February, it seems that I might have miss-stepped the right direction to the path of my dreams, because so far I have gotten nowhere? And already the vision and plans I had for this year seems too overwhelming. Doubt creeps in where faith and courage is supposed to stand and I begin to wonder how I will endure this path I have set out to walk towards the goal.
Proverbs 16: 9 NLT “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.”
Just there I realise where my miss-step happened. I dreamt the dream, I made the plans, I have the vision, but to be honest, I didn’t spend much time seeking the Lord in it.
I spoke to Him, but I wasn’t listening for His Voice back. I kind of guessed I knew what He would say, I think, or didn’t I know?
Yes, the plan I made is a good plan, it will serve others, it will reflect His Kingdom, but is it what He wants for me to do now. Is this the moment, is this the hour… or is He leading me on a way better than mine?
Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, ” declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Perhaps today, on this first day of February, the day they say most people give up on their new years resolutions, I won’t. But perhaps I will rethink MY way. You see, at the beginning of January, I have written out MY goals and the plan I have for MY vision (on paper) and I have set MY course full-speed towards MY goal…
Shouldn’t I be focussing on the goal HE has for me?
Perhaps today, I shall stop and ask my Creator what He will have me do, where He will plan me go. Then I will trust Him, because He knows better than I.