On Tuesdays 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 so excited to welcome back Meredith Bernard, a sweet and encouraging member of our community. We know her words will bless you so much!
She wants what she wants when she wants it. The famous last words of my three-year-old mini-me, who tells it like she sees it…and feels it. I wish I could say she got that trait from her father… but she did not. In so many ways she is up-one-side and down-the-other just like me.
My face has been known to give away my thoughts before my mouth ever does. This is not always a good thing, y’all. Sometimes this is a very. bad. thing.
Sometimes my head and my heart get so wrapped around these God-sized dreams welling up in me that I forget.
I forget that a dream is just that…a dream, before it ever becomes a reality. Sometimes living the road to our dreams is better than the reality.
Sometimes living the road to our dreams becoming reality is better for us than living the dream.
Nobody wants to hear that.
Nobody wants to live that.
Nobody wants to claim that. I don’t.
But I see the truth of this more clearly now than ever.
In all the hard work, late nights, long hours, tired feet, tears shed, blood spilt, sweat poured, and heart aches that come from the making…a soul is birthed that can handle and live the reality of the dream.
If God granted every dream we had at the moment it was birthed, how quickly they would die. (<====Tweet this.)
I’ve said it before, nothing in life worth having comes free or easy. Especially not a God-sized dream.
Free and easy are for the takers, not for the dreamers.
A dreamer gives all. All of self. All of soul. All of life, in the attempt to gain all that God has ready and willing to give back.
ALL the good things.
Do not misunderstand me. I am not saying God is a magic genie granting every one of our wishes on a whim.
But He did spell out clearly that He delights in giving His children the desires of their hearts…when they are aligned with His heart, His way and His will.
I also fully believe God appreciates and even expects some effort on our part. He has said to do all we do as if we were doing it for Him…He didn’t say sit around and wait for Him to do it all for us.
When we purpose to do what He’s called us to do…to go after what He’s urging us to go after…He goes ahead to prepare the way. He walks beside us on the way. He comes behind and makes it all matter...in His own way.
God equips those He calls in every way. Even the dreamers…and that should be enough to keep your head as high as your hopes today.
Fellow dreamer, here is some good news. It’s ok to have your head in the clouds…when you are up there with God. (<====Tweet this.) He’ll always bring you back down where you need to be.
Now let’s go live some God-sized dreams together. Are you in?
Meredith is a perfectly imperfect Daughter of the King, wife to her cattle man and “Mama” to a 3 year-old cowgirl and 5 year-old cowboy. After running from God and past sins for many years, she accepted Jesus’ call at the age of 29 and has since been living free. She is using the passion God has given her to encourage Sisters and give Him glory through her Lens and her Pen. She tries not to take herself or anyone else too seriously and enjoys time on the farm playing with her kids and in her kitchen cooking, but mostly she enjoys eating…
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