For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37
I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. Job 42:2
This year, under inspiration of the Spirit’s pushing and a friend’s ability to dream big, I am no longer giving up on dreams that seem to big to comprehend. This year I refuse to live in any other fear than the fear of the Holy God from Whom all blessings flow. I will trample doubts and fears as I am reminded of God’s great love for me and His perfect plan for my poor and troubled life. I will not fear failure or embarrassment or inadequacies. Can you tell I’m preaching more to myself than to you? Yeah.
I have always lived far from family. The distance is either an ocean or a continent and the time between visits gets longer as the years go by. This Christmas my heart was almost at breaking point in longing to see my grandparents and cousins, heck, my own parents. When I brought up my desire to my always-supportive husband I was given a less than supportive answer. It wasn’t a “no” so much as it was a “if you really find it necessary to spend a couple thousand dollars on tickets then you have my blessing”. The shiny New Year was a bit marred as I pouted for near a whole day to his near “no” answer. I went from reminding myself of Truth to singing, “No body knows the troubles I’ve seen” and back to Truth again.
All jokes aside know my heart… I so long to see my family that I’m tearing up here at McDonald’s as I write, I am also not beating my husband up over this issue. Trust me, been there and done that! I’m just bummed, ya know?
So I told myself I would not bring it up again to him.
Well, I was telling a mentor mom of mine of this longing to go and she reminded me not to give up. Instead of encouraging me to loudly sing “I Am Woman” to Brad, she encouraged me to bring the dream to the Father.
And so I will. You see, if I were to place before the Father my desire to live out the “impossible” there are two options I see coming forth. One is that somehow the money and time will work itself out, and I will see family with the complete blessing of my husband. Two is that I will not. However, the “blame” will not go to my husband or my circumstances. I trust my Heavenly Father and know that His capable hands can work miracles. If He says, “Yes” then glory be to God. If He says, “Not right now” then, by golly, glory be God.
In “God’s Smuggler
” Andrew was in need of money. He walked to town with his head down, eyes roaming in the gutter for spare coins that had been lost. But God reminded him he was a son of the King
and yet he was acting like a beggar! He lifted his head high and rested in the fact that if The Lord wanted him in a seemingly impossible situation then He would provide in a King-worthy manner. Now I will say that God worked out Andrew’s “faith muscle”. Nothing was easy. But God never
failed. HE NEVER FAILS!
So this is the stance I take this year with dreams. I will hold my head up high, never begging in the gutter for a spare penny. If The Lord desires me to possess these dreams I will go with great blessing and abundance just as the Israelites left their slavery with the Egyptians pushing gold into their hands and begging them to leave.
We are the daughters of the King! We are not beggars left alone in a big and unfeeling world. We are daughters of the Giver of Dreams! Dream big this year!
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:19-21
PS. The post’s title is either a new great phase that should be added to our Christianese or it’s really cheesy. I’m not sure which yet. I can work writing into under 700-words, but figuring out clever titles is not my thing.