Your story won’t write itself
How often do we sit around waiting for the magic to happen. We dream of becoming this or doing that. We desire deep down in our hearts to conquer the world yet we sit frozen in time waiting for it to all come together. Waiting, hoping and praying for the sign to show us we are on the right track. But not just any sign we want a massive neon flashing sign.
I have personally experienced a handful of times in my life where I have told my husband Andrew that to make such big changes and uncomfortable decisions that I would need that neon flashing sign to give me peace about the decision. I don’t know about you, but in my life God seems to turn up in the small and quiet signs. The signs you would miss if you weren’t totally surrendered to them. The big signs are great and always amazing. Yet a lot happens in the small and quiet.
I often think that I get so caught up in looking for the big signs that I miss living in the here and now.
The signs aren’t always big
I can spend my days constantly searching for the confirmations and affiliations that my heart so desires to know that I am making the right decisions and following the right path, that I forget to actually move and do. It’s one thing to know the dreams of our hearts and totally another thing to move freely and wholeheartedly within them.
The first verse that always comes to mind when thinking about my dreams and my life is Jeremiah 29:11 ESV, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope”.
At this special time of year and often such a busy and rushed time of year, my prayer is that we all find the time to stop, even if for a fleeting moment and to thank the Lord Jesus for all that He has done for our lives and continues to do each and everyday for us. I pray that you will all find the courage to wholeheartedly follow the dreams you have been given.