Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Is seeing believing?

I've been wondering about the future lately. 
Been thinking about what I have to do to get from here to there. 
I feel like my dreams are so unattainable and far fetched that I will never be able to achieve them. 

I'm sure I'm not the only one who struggles with this. 
I love my life, my husband and kids, my home, etc...
It's not that I'm ungrateful. 

It's just that I know there is MORE for me to do, be, see, etc... 

And I wonder how long it is gonna take.
Do you ever find yourself asking God that question?

"God, I know you have called me to such and such but I'm not seeing any signs of such and such happening right now so how can I move things along a bit? Or can you just drop such and such right into my lap this very second so I don't have to wait anymore?" :)

Can a girl get an Amen? 
I'm just being real. 

This waiting period of my life has felt like it's been going on for the past 3 years. 
The more progress I make in the natural, the less clearly I'm able to see how the heck this miracle of a dream is going to happen. 


But God is so hilarious sometimes. 
I mean, He really has me laughing over this one. (Sarcasm intended). 
I can hear Him now. 

"Daughter, you are so adorable in your frantic efforts to make this giant dream come to pass on your own. I can see how badly you want it. I want so badly to give it to you. There's just one catch: you have to let ME do all the work." 

This comforts me and challenges me. 
It really is such a huge concept to grasp that I can spin my wheels getting everything perfect for my dreams to come true but really God's just waiting on me. 
So He can finish what He started. 

His word even says it as clear as day:
"There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears." (Philippians 1:6 MSG)

Why do I doubt? Because I'm blinded by my own "Gotta Do It Myself" mentality.
GDIM for short. :)

Just because it looks like my dreams are on hold doesn't mean they aren't going to come true. We are such an "I have to see it to believe it" kind of culture but God says, 
"Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (John 20:29)

Let that sink in for a minute.
BLESSED are those who believe before they see it come to pass. 

How hard this is for me! 
You too, right?
(Cause you're human.) 

God knew this would be difficult for us. 
Our flesh cries out to be appreciated by doing everything in its power to achieve success. 
But that's just it.
We gotta stop listening to our flesh. Our flesh is made up of me, myself, and I.  

The only way to get from here to there is to listen to the One who has the whole journey planned out perfectly... the Holy Spirit. 

When we listen to Him: we can laugh at the seemingly giant obstacles in the way of our dreams. We can dance in the rain of the storms that threaten our very existence. We can sing out at the top of our lungs to the tune of heaven's song. 

Why? Because we know that He will do what He has promised.Did you get that? 
I don't even have to sweat the details, girls.
And neither do you.

Your Daddy's got this.