How long have I been so focused on my own dreams that I didn't have
room for The Destiny and Purpose designed for me? The sad thing is.. I
haven't realized before that I've been thinking like this.
I had a conversation with my husband recently... At the end of it, I
clearly heard God tell me to lay down MY dreams and with it the burden
that I've been DRAGGING. In that moment, I felt peace. But immediately
following that peace, the enemy tried to bring heartbreak, fear, even
resentment over my laid-down dreams. I had to make a choice in that
moment, to trust that the plans that God has for me are much greater
than the ones that I've had a death grip on for as long as I can
remember. If My Lord asks of me, I have no other desire than to honor
Yes, for moment, I felt like Abraham sacrificing Issac. If I remember
correctly, God only asked for the willingness to obey, not the actual
sacrifice. But the Bible has many stories that required some sort of
sacrifice, laying down desires that were not just a test, but a command.
My prayer is that as I trust the
Lord to lead me in my journey, that He will use this broken vessel and
mold me, shape me, use me, and that I will ultimately bring honor and
glory to His Name.