If you are wanting to give up…wait!! “Here is why you have not found success yet!”

 

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When I wake up, knowing that I have had a dream, the first thing I do is try and remember as many details about it as possible. The next thing I do is ask God if He might be speaking to me through the dream.

Last night I had a dream that I was on some sort of educational trip with tons of college aged students. I was late arriving and late getting to my dorm. They were all unpacked and enjoying themselves while I was trying to find my room. And I remember feeling like they all were laughing at my ineptness.

I was having a hard time and wanted to go home when another student said that he would show me where to go.

 However, before we reached the room there was a long hallway with a door would not open. As it turned out, only I, with all my life experience, could fix it. Just then a college professor passed by and told me “you are an amazing student.”

That was the dream.

The real-life fact is…

I just turned fifty about six months ago. Fifty! And I am about to begin the last two classes I need to complete my master’s degree. I have been thinking a lot about my future lately, wondering if I missed the boat.

When I asked God what they dream meant (if anything), He brought to my mind that out of all of the students, I was the only one that was there at that time, with the exact skills and life experiences, to fix that door that all the other students would use to walk through. The younger student with me did not.

God gave me the gift of writing, I believe, at birth. I have always been drawn to observe and write. It is part of me. I have, however, not done a lot with my gift, but I feel as if I am standing ON THE THRESHOLD of all that God has called me to do.

Yes, choices have consequences that often keep us from being where we want to be, but I believe that God spoke to my heart this morning, concerning the dream saying “Here is why you have not found success yet…because it was not yet your time. You needed to go through all that you have gone through to gain the knowledge that would be used fixing that door.”

I believe that God is saying to you,” Hold on! Do not quit!! Here is why you have not found the success you desire as an author, teacher, student, businessman or, singer,  etc.. because it is not yet your time.” 

You are in the process of getting the life experience that you need, to be positioned where God wants you to be.

So do not look around you and make a judgment against yourself based on others. Your journey is unique.

Keep your focus on God.

 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. – Psalm 16:8 (NIV)

 Keep trusting God, keeping going, And Remember You are Amazing!

I will trust in You

Letting go of every single dream
I lay each one down at Your feet
Every moment of my wondering
Never changes what You see

I’ve tried to win this war I confess
My hands are weary I need Your rest
Mighty Warrior King of the fight
No matter what I face You’re by my side

(chorus)
When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust
I will trust in You

Truth is You know what tomorrow brings
There’s not a day ahead You have not seen
So in all things be my life and breath
I want what You want Lord and nothing less

(chorus)
When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust
I will trust in You
I will trust in You

(bridge)
You are my strength and comfort
You are my steady hand
You are my firm foundation
The Rock on which I stand
Your ways are always higher
Your plans are always good
There’s not a place where I’ll go
You’ve not already stood

(chorus)
When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust
I will trust in You
I will trust in You
I will trust in You
I will trust in You

  • Lauren Daigle (I will trust in You)

A word for the waiting

For those of you who are in a season of waiting, in a dry and thirsty place, in a place where you are just “DONE” with it all, be encouraged that God sees you, Loves you so very much, and is not through with you. Sometimes it feels as if He has forgotten you, as if he cares more about “them” then he does you, but remember “feelings” are fickle, do not let them guide you but let Him (and His word) do so instead. Do what God is leading you to do, and you will see the JOY return (remember it IS your strength).

Take your eyes off your situation (yes I know it sucks, but nothing will change unless you make a decision to focus on what the Bible calls you too), and put your eyes on God, and I promise you will begin to see change. You were not designed to carry your burden; that is why when you do you feel so weighed down, so “depressed” so unable to go on. Give it to God (really give it to him) and watch him make a path through that desert you have been in for far too long. Then breath in deeply and lift up your head and see how good He is!!