Tuesday, October 12, 2010
GIVING UP MY DREAMS IN ORDER TO SEE HIS!
“When we are going through desperate, difficult times, the hardest thing can be hearing the voices of condemnation, rejection, and shame from others. The Enemy – the accuser of our brothers – loves to use people to kick us in the stomach when we’re down. The Enemy loves to use our sin to condemn us rather than allow us to hear the conviction of the Holy Spirit . . . Jesus silences the condemning voices and commands them to leave. Listen to the kindness in His voice as He says in
John 8:10-11.” Today I am joining Loni for "In Other Words"...........
This morning during my prayer time I was reflecting back on past thoughts and dreams that I had for my life and what I thought it would look like by the time I was this old! LOL
I would have never dreamed that I would have gone through a divorce, then an engagement that ended after a two year courtship and now a single Nana to 3 amazing little blessings from the Lord! I pictured it more like the picket white fence scenario where my Husband and I were perfect and nothing could have ever knocked us off of our feet.
But God knew where the river of life would take me and he also knew at which point in my life I would look up and cry out for his forgiveness and grace!
Its such a blessing to my heart to know that I can trust in Him to guide my way:
”A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)
This morning when I prayed I had to smile when I thought about my dreams compared to his dreams! It brought peace when I repeated the following scripture:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5)
and Isaiah 58:11 says: The Lord will guide you continually!
So for today Ladies............I am willing to let go of my dreams in order to discover his amazing plan! I have a dear friend that is working on a great song that speaks about dying to live for Him.............I just think that sums it all up.. Giving up our rights and our desires to seek what his perfect plan is for our lives and how and where we can serve the Lord!