Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What are YOU doing Wednesday...

Are you pressing toward or settling?

I had an awakening this week. I realized that I was spending hours and hours settling. That probably doesn't make much sense unless you really know all the details.

But, trust me, I have been settling. I have been looking for something and as different options presented themselves, I would think, "that COULD work"... but in my heart, I was disappointed. It was nothing like I really wanted.

Over and over again I felt myself giving up and not pressing toward my dream, but just settling... accepting mediocre, okay, average.

Well, I guess you could say that I had an epiphany - an awakening, a revelation, an awareness.

I realized that I did not have to give up my dreams and hopes, but I would have to be patient and diligent and press toward them.

So, my question to you is... have you given up on a dream because it seemed too unreachable or too hard to obtain?

You know, in Proverbs it says that "hope deferred makes the heart sick". You know the feeling - sick in the pit of your stomach - disappointed - sad - almost like you lost something you never had.
I pray that you will see the fulfillment of your hopes and dreams come to pass. Let's press toward together... we are born for greatness and honor - as long as we keep it in perspective and allow Jesus to be our Head and Who we want to serve and honor first.

2 comments:

Julie said...

Merrie,
Wow, what a wonderful post. I am amazed that just after writing about the ache of dreams unfulfilled on my blog yesterday I find your post today.

No, I need to press in and keep asking God to unfold His dreams for me that are deep within. Thank you for the reminder.

Many blessings,
Julie

Jessica said...

Amen sista!

God has given me the dream I am living--I just need His help living it!