It Will Be Ok...

I wrote the post below nearly 2 years ago.
And I needed to read it today. 
Maybe you do too.


Ever had one of those days/weeks/months/years..."season"... where ya just felt like, "Ok, what in the world is going on?" Or "What did I get myself into?" Or "What's going to happen???" Well, if it makes ya feel any better, I know exactly how you feel. It's been one of those "seasons" for me too. But ya wanna know something? I'm so glad it has/is happening. 

Do I wish I could learn these lessons in some easier fashion? Of course. 
Is it frustrating that it took "this" for me to learn? You bet. 
Do I wonder how things will turn out? Absolutely.
And I wouldn't have it any other way. 

I've heard it said, "If your dream isn't scary to you, it's probably boring to God." On one hand, this statement brings excitement in that it reveals the truth that God gives God sized dreams (that's one check point to determine if it's from Him or not...). On the other hand, it's scary because you are now faced with the truth that you are going to have a crazy dream that you can't handle. It can only be handled with God's help because it is a dream from God... and that's scary.
Why? 
Because it means we now have to "live by faith". 
We now have to put our money where our mouth is.
Put aside talking and start walking.
We now have to be dependent on the God to whom we gave our lives.
And it. is. scary. 

I wonder how many dreams have gone unfulfilled simply because someone wasn't able to come to a place where they were willing to risk it...willing to run after their dream. 
I don't know about you, but for me, I can't handle living with that. 
I can't handle the idea of looking back one day and wondering, "What if...?" 
"What if I would have tried harder, ran after            " 
"Not let             get in my way?"
"What would have happened???" 
I already have enough to look back on and wish I would have done differently. 
I don't want to add to that list.

Soooo...here goes nothin'. 
I'm runnin'! 
To be honest, I don't completely know what i'm running  towards.
But that's ok. 
I don't have to know. 
All I need to know is the next step. I don't need to know past that.
I'm runnin' after the dream(s) God has placed inside of me. 
And I'll tell ya one thing right now for sure, it can't be me
There is no way I could do this. 
But I'll tell ya something else.
If the dream is from God and we dedicate ourselves to running after it...
There is nothing that can stop us! 

Romans 8:31 
- "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (NIV) 
- "With God on our side like this, how can we lose?" (The Message) 
- "If God is for us, no one can defeat us" (New Century Version) 

If your dream is from God, please believe He has given/will give you everything you need for it to come true.
He has given/will give you everything you need to make it through what you are going through right now.
Just run after it! 
Run after the dream He has given you! 
Run after Him!
Push through the doubt, hurt, feelings of inadequacy, laziness...and run! 
It will be ok.
As hard is it is to believe now, it will be.

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