I’ve been sick for the past couple of days and it hasn’t been pretty.
I’ve been heart-sick.
You know when you’ve been praying and believing for the promise of God in your life and nothing seems to be happening.
There is this desert place of hope deferred and it can make you sick.
It is that place of thinking that, “it is never gonna happen”, “I’m such an idiot”, or “ummm, I think I heard God wrong.”
It is a place of exhaustion and weariness and feeling like you’ve been baking in the sun scorched land of believing God for far too long.
So what do you do if you’re in that place, how do you keep hope alive without placing a deadline on it?
I’m learning that it takes 2.
1. Be faithful
Here’s what that looks like for our now 4 year old.
2. See with the eyes of God
Dawna De Silva has a really great MP3 about this and if you can spring for the $4 for the MP3, I highly recommend it.
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It is not our job to make our dreams come true. . . that’s up to God.
And he’ll do it – at just the right time.
So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.
1 Peter 5:6-7 (The Message)
So dream on.
Dream big impossible dreams.
God wants to give you those dreams and meanwhile, you and I can trust that God wants to make those dreams a reality as we are faithful and learn to see with the eyes of God.
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