Sweet Dreams

Today, I am thankful for God-given hopes and dreams – as well as their eventual fulfillment! This passage from Proverbs says it best:

The way I see it, it’s my job to partner with God on the dreaming part, and it’s His job to make that vision come to fruition – if that’s His will for my life.

I’m still in the waiting stage for several of the dreams that I have for my life. However, the Bible speaks a clear truth here – when one of your desires turns into reality, then it is a sweet thing. I believe that there is greater sweetness in store for my life than I may have at first realized, even though (if I’m honest) I’ve certainly had times when I’ve questioned God’s methods.

I’ve also had to be open to the Lord changing and reshaping the desires that are in my heart. I was just thinking back to situation from a couple of years ago, when I was pretty much begging God for a particular answer to prayer. I laid out all the reasons why I thought this particular outcome would be good for me and also how it would bring glory to Him. I firmly believed that I had landed on the “right” answer, and I just needed to convince God to see things my way. Simple, right?

Boy, was I wrong! Thankfully, in God’s unsearchable wisdom, He said “no” to that particular request, and today, I am so incredibly grateful that He allowed that situation to pass me by! Let me tell you that my life would have been a hot mess if that prayer request have been answered in the affirmative. 😮

Here is my prayer for today: Dear Lord, thank You for giving me the ability to hope and dream. You could’ve made me like the animals – without the ability to be creative and think independently, but You didn’t do that. 

I look forward with joyful expectation to the ways that you plan to bring some of my God-shaped dreams to fruition. Of course, the manner in which You may choose to answer my prayer will likely be different than the way I might’ve done it, but I’m choosing in faith to trust You to bring about good in my life. In Jesus’s name I pray, Amen.

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