24 Mar Dream Big — Trust Bigger
Posted at 06:00h in Life in Stride Blog presented by Tri-State Bible College 0 Comments
Abraham had a dream…sort of.
It was actually a promise that became a dream…and then a longing.
He trusted God for it until it took longer than he was comfortable with.
When longing turned to ache, it was almost more than Abraham could stand.
Abraham started looking into his own resources to figure out what he could do to jumpstart this legacy God promise him.
He looked at all the places I would…cultural norms and socially accepted practices, but the outcomes caused chaos and disappointment.
I can relate.
When God gives me a desire of heart, I want it now.
I don’t want to wait.
Waiting takes extra work of heart and attitude.
It also keeps me looking to Him and listening for His voice — which I desperately need.
When God gives me a glimpse of His dream, it’s not to torture me by dangling it over my head — even though it can feel that way.
God wants me to want it enough to trust Him for it and be willing to put in the work needed in my own life for Him to fulfill it through me.
“The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”
If God has given you a dream, trust Him for it.
He’s inviting you to join Him on His mission.
Let go of how you think it should go and trust God’s leading.
Know that the wait is necessary, and what you do while you wait is crucial.
In the meantime?
Watch, pray, listen, and be ready.
Susan E. Greenwood is a wife, a mother, and a mother-in-law :D. She has over 28 years experience in youth and children’s ministries. Susan loves to write blogs, articles, devotionals, and curriculum. She has blogged for bible.org, and authors Mary Demuth, Lynn Cowell and Ruth Schwenk. Susan writes regularly for skitguys.com. Her passion is to help people live their Life In Stride with the Word of God