Large periods in my life have seemed directionless. The time wasn’t marked with the absence of dreams but it was devoid of plans. As a life long dreamer and a procrastinator of making things happen my heart and head have taken a beating in this past year. All of the goals that were set in vain have risen to the surface with this urgency that has overwhelmed me. Like oil and water separating in a recipe the desires my heart lay thick and have seemed impenetrable. I have stirred and shaken ideas around and while the droplets mingle the division between dreaming and doing was imminent.
But, those dreams wake me at night. They come to the forefront in conversation. They are ready. Its their time and no amount of my fear or indecision will let me compartmentalize them any longer. When you have a God given calling on your life, there is nothing that he won’t do to pursue you. When the kingdom calls begin as whispers that were once gentle begin to scream for your attention. The jarring persistence isn’t one of pain it is one of desire and longing. It is the culmination of the hope and faith that God has entrusted in us.
As someone who has grown up carrying bits of shame that I have let overshadow the joy, this emergence of hope is new and scary. Free falling with full faith that I am hearing God correctly and that His timing is perfect means that I am trusting Him above me. It is one of those practice what you preach moments that are much harder than you think they will be.
Do you have callings like these? Ones that you cant bury? Desires that rise beyond your wildest imagination? I could be so cavalier to ask what are you waiting for, but I get it. I know that fear of disappointment of what if I can’t do it. But, the thing about God sized dreams are that they don’t stem from ourselves. So, the depths of our fears pale in comparison to the source of the giver. Faith based goal setting is beyond a New Years Resolution. It takes work, but its promises make it worth it.
So, baby steps right? The words of Habbakuk 2:2-3 have just spoken so deeply to my soul. Write the vision. There is power in speaking your desires. The call on your life and your plans gain traction and clairty when you give them words. Make it Plain. Plain isn’t the absence of pretty, it means it is clear and concise. So he who reads it. These words make it clear that you have to have accountability. For still the vision awaits its appointed time. Don’t be discouraged when it doesn’t happen immediately or “our way”. It hastens to the end, it will not lie. The dreams and desires that God gives us won’t go dormant or be suppressed. If it seems slow, wait for it. Your patience needs to be as relentless as your passion. It will surely come, it will not delay. This is the beautiful truth, what God has destined in your DNA has also been given a time of completion.
Friends, do these words act as much as encouragement to you as they do to me. I am praying your dreams. The ones you have and the ones that are planted but have yet to sprout. Save the graphics on this post to your phones. Make them the background of your computer. You can do BIG things because you have a BIG creator on your side. Align yourself and ideas to Him, over and over. Let Him confirm and refine. The plans He has for you, the ordained desires of your heart have a place and fruition in the future!