On Wednesdays we are thrilled to fling open the doors to all of YOU! We love hearing your dreaming stories…the lessons you’ve learned, the roads you’ve walked, the dreams He’s planted in your hearts! Today we are excited to welcome Ifeoma Samuel to God-sized Dreams. She is sharing a little about how we can handle it when our dream plans change.
Thanks for being here today, Ifeoma!
One of the plans on my year’s goals was to finish my Bible in one year. Well that didn’t work out as planned. Having fallen behind on several chapters, I felt I had failed myself and my “Big Plan”.
Inside, I was ducking my head in disappointment.
Not until the Holy Spirit whispered “Start where you are now”, I was fixated on playing catch up on missed chapters.
It is the catch up that overwhelmed me.
But now He says “Start where you are now”.
An invitation to give myself grace, my heart was calmed.
How many times do you look at your dream-plan and feel like you have failed it?
How many times to you try to play catch up?
Like you I failed to realize, that it is not me who has failed my plan, my plan has failed!
Yes the plan, not you!
What do you do?
Give yourself the permission to re-work your dream-plans. (<====Click to Tweet)
You have the ability to re-map your plans but it isn’t within you to bring them to pass.
“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.”
Unless you know which road God is taking you through, you have no fool-proof plan.
Truthfully, we don’t know the way or have we seen it but we trust him to lead us. We know He will carry us safely to the place we are meant to be.
There will be detours, bends, bumps, stop-signs and of course, traffic lights along our paths. We can only depend on Him to lead us there safely.
While we are at it, dreaming, keeping dream-plans and everything in between, there are three things we must remember:
1) 1. It is Him that works in us and not we who dictate our own pace.
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”
2) 2. It is God’s Will that matters and not ours. It is God who has the final say in all our dreams and plans.
“Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
3) 3. It is God’s work which He has created us to do before now.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
Be encouraged friends, in this dreaming journey hold fast to God and He will lead the way! By His Great Grace.
Ifeoma Samuel is happily married to her sweetheart Obiora Samuel. She is a Writer and an inspirational speaker at various women’s ministries in South Africa. Also, the author of the book “My 30 Days’ Journey To a Fulfilled Life”. Connect with her on the blog Purposeful and Meaningful where devotes time sharing weekly inspirational articles or facebook , Pintere
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