I’ve come to realize and appreciate that God plants little dreams inside us all. And how amazingly wonderful it is when we work together and encourage each other in God’s best for us. We can do more than we ever thought possible when we have people in our lives who we know have our backs.
I’m in a growing stage online and in real life. Before starting my blog and moving all around the country, I don’t think I would have fully appreciated this stage before, but now I see how necessary and important it is to grow and learn all you can so that you are ready when your dreams finally come to pass.
Today is practice.
What you are going through today will prepare you for tomorrow. Embrace the mundane and ordinary; it’s all prep work. It’s laying the foundation for when your dreams come true.
If you find yourself wondering if what you are doing today matters, I want to reassure you that it does. God will use everything you are doing and going through to prepare you for the future He has planned for your life.
God called David to be the future kind of Israel. From the time God laid that dream on David’s heart to when it came to be was 16 years passed.
We are tempted to give up after even a few months when things aren’t going the way we think they should and success isn’t knocking down our door.
Like, David, our biggest battles will rage inside us. (<====Tweet This)
We wonder why God called us. What is He doing? Why do so many things go wrong when we are working on HIS plans for our lives?
Shouldn’t everything go right? I’m sure David thought the same thing as he was hiding out in caves to protect his life. He was probably wondering what God was doing to him…and thinking that if this is how life for an appointed man of God was going to be, maybe he’d go back to being a shepherd boy.
But he didn’t.
One thing that I love about David the most and a lesson I carry with me every day is that he didn’t let his time running make him bitter. Instead we find his heart’s cry in the pages of Psalms. In Psalms we find words that have encouraged me and many generations before me when forced to walk through the dark valleys of life.
Through David’s example we see how we can cry out to God too when life’s battles threaten to take us down, and cause us to want to, as Delonna Gibbs would say, “tap-out.”
If you ever start to feel like what you are doing today doesn’t matter and the trials that come when stepping out with God aren’t worth it, I want you to go to 1Samuel 16.
Read about David’s long journey to finally being crowned king.
Our journeys are not going to be filled with rainbows and sunshine like we might imagine, they will be hard. Whether you’re raising those kids or writing a future best-seller, you will find calamity along the way.
The enemy of our souls does not want us to succeed.
He will throw every curve ball he can to distract, derail, and destroy us. He will use those closest to us to disappoint and discourage.
Stay in close connection to God’s heart; He will guide you. (<====Tweet This)
Trust that no matter what you are doing today or going through, it does matter and it will be used to the glory of God…in His time.
For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3
Shared by: Alecia Simersky