I can’t wait till next year.
So many of our dreams will finally begin to come true. Roger will be done with dental school & have a job, we will be back in Chattanooga (if that is where God leads us), we will buy our first home, & I can start on many blogging projects/posts/goals that I can’t do now.
Although, once next year comes I know I will then become focused on new dreams. Saving money to build our dream home, starting a family, saving to adopt, buying a dental practice.
No, none of my plans are horrible, they’re actually quite normal. But I’ve started to worry about what is driving my earthly wants & desires.
Which leads me to a serious questions. Will I ever be satisfied?
My forever list appears to say no.
So many dreams are about to come true… or are about to fall apart.
I have found myself so focused on reaching the future that I have become self-reliant. It’s all about what I can do, rather than what He can do.
Yes I know I must do my share, but I know I shouldn’t take control & do it my own way when He has much bigger & better plans for me than I could ever imagine.
For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
Another problem is that I spend so much time thinking, dreaming, & planning for our future that I forget to enjoy the now. A wonderful God-given gift that is meant to be enjoyed & treasured, even when the going isn’t always easy. Only the journey can lead you to the destination.
You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
My mind gets so scrambled thinking about each end goal on this earth that I keep forgetting about my ultimate heavenly goal.
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.
1 Timothy 6:17
I’ve realized it’s not bad to have earthly desires as long as I have a heavenly focus that overrides everything else, because only God can satisfy my thirst (John 4:13-14). And if I can learn to let it all go, & give it to God, He will not only see me through everything & everyday, but He will surprise me beyond my wildest dreams with a plan & purpose I could have never imagined.
In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
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