I long for my life to be a love story, but what I fail to realize is that it already is.  The problem is my focus and my pride.  I look at everything in my life and wonder how it will lead me to the “one” and God looks at my life and wonders why everything in my life isn’t pointing to Him.  It’s a God-sized dream for a human to put aside her sinful nature and have her eyes fixed solely on God.  It’s a God-sized dream that He fulfilled in Christ.

2 CorinthiansDream-God-sized-Dreams-150x150 5:17-21: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Do you truly understand the God-sized dream God has already made real in you?  I confess I do not, not fully anyway. He has reconciled us to Himself and now our ministry is that of reconciliation also.  He has made us into a new creation where we are no longer bound to sin.  However, it is too easy for me to hold back God’s powerful, sustainable and life changing Word, because at the root, I am afraid it isn’t as powerful, sustainable and life changing as I profess it to be.  I lack faith and my expectations of His miracles, grace and mercy are low, because I hold my own human abilities above God’s. It’s called pride my friends.  But then I remember His dream realized. His dream to see His people return to Him. His dream that a people who chose sin over a relationship with Him would find their way back to His side. Reconciled.  I am reminded that I am a sinful woman who would be completely lost both mentally, emotionally and eternally without His Word, without Christ’s sacrifice and power over death. And right there is the hope.

Realizing this truth is what holds my faith steadfast and strengthens my ability to dream God-sized dreams. You see He’s already conquered the downfall of man, so what dream could possibly be too big for Him?

My desire for a man to love is still there and God knows that, but He is working in my heart to show me that true adventure, joy and happiness will not come with a wedding ring, but will come when I surrender fully to the God-sized dreams He has for me. With Him as my partner, leader, and guide, happiness will greet me, joy will shine through me and God’s adventures will redefine me.

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2 responses »

  1. What a great post! Praying for you to realize some God Sized Dreams this year… and to fall even more madly in love with Him!

  2. stlotto05 says:

    By their own individual means, everybody displays their pride more often than they will admit. Even when we try our best to not, it ends up showing through one way or the other. I truly feel God has a plan for everyone, believer and non-believer alike. True believers have an idea of how God wants them to live, a life filled with honoring and serving Him.

    Living a life where we are solely fixated on Him is far more difficult than it should be, coming from a person who will admit that. We are human, we are imperfect, and we often fall short in our commitments toward God. By His grace, he forgives our imperfections. Even when we display are imperfections, we still are capable of the God-sized dreams He has planned for us based on the sole fact that He is more than capable of helping us get there if we let Him lead us toward them.

    Through human nature, Christian believers show a bump in their faith when we feel our abilities are enough to help us in situations that we should be looking toward God. It’s tough to accept how human we really are at times, but when God gives you a reality check, often time it serves a purpose that may not be fully recognizable at that time. This all seems to circles around the pride issue that is quite a catalyst in many shortcomings.

    God’s desire for us to spend our life seeking His will seems like such a small trade for all He has done, is doing, and will continue to do for us well beyond any of us will ever know. This God-sized dream of His is far from simple, but it is what He commands us to do. The hope we share is that we live our lives as honoring to Him as possible, accept that we will fail often, but recognize through His grace He forgives us and gives us reason to get back up and continue toward Him.

    We all desire to be accepted and loved by others. Fortunately, we all share the one true, everlasting love in life but that doesn’t mean we want more. This is another area it is far too easy to fall short, but if we trust in Him, He will guide us down the path He desires for us. I’d venture to say your dreams are not much different than those of most Christian believers, no matter their place in life. I know I closely relate to some of the dreams you mention. My faith and beliefs affect my lifestyle, in which it should. Mainstream society may label believers who truly attempt to act on their faith in a lesser light, but if we continue in God’s direction, that is enough. So maybe I don’t get invited everywhere or to do everything, that may discern some people, (admittedly, sometimes it shrouds my judgment) but I know God’s plan for my life is to constantly seek his acceptance and not to constantly work feverishly to be accepted by people. In saying that, still I have as strong a desire as you for the companion in life God has chosen for me to be revealed (if that is His plan..which I hope it is). When I get to that point, my hope is that she and I will keep our eyes toward seeking God’s will, only now as two believers united as one.

    It makes me happy to know you don’t entirely write off having dreams for your life. Such dreams help give a desire, or renew that drive to want to achieve a goal in life. Through your writing, you point out areas you feel may overlook in your walk with God at times. By sharing this, it just goes to show you are working toward a way to strengthen any area you feel may need it, plus it’s a testimony that somebody may need to hear. I have been, and continue to be blessed to have a person such as yourself in my life. I don’t know God’s plan for life, but I do know it’s evident He shows through yourself. He continues to touch your life, and I hope these blessings only continue to become more abundant for you in the future!

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