I would like to share with you personal lessons or short messages every week that touch me in a special way, with the hope of someday touching hearts that are in need of encouragement.
I do this, mostly for myself, hoping to draw near to the Lord, as I contemplate His goodness in my life and on this whole Earth.
I would like to start this week with something that the Lord has been putting in my heart lately:
And that is dreams....everybody has dreams! I don't mean the kind of dreams that you have while you're sleeping, those are okay sometimes, except when they're like the one I had the other night where I dreamed that I was losing all of my hair....not nice.
Anyway, I'm talking about the kind of dreams that are more like wishes.
Now that I'm getting closer to the finish line in school, I've thought a lot about my dreams, and things that I would like to do with my life. Well, I came up with a lot of them! I had a huge bucket list of dreams, so I started asking the Lord to show me which one I should choose. I came to a point where I even felt frustrated because I couldn't see how many of them could come true.
Then one day, as I was doing my morning devotions, I started singing the song that goes: "Take my life, make my life just like you want it to be. Lord, please change me, change me dear Lord."
And suddenly it struck me, instead of asking Him to help me choose one of my wishes, I needed to ask Him to use my life for His wish! that might require a lot, but am I willing to give Him my all?
And so now I want to face adulthood from a new perspective, it's okay to dream, to plan, as long as you're willing to let Him choose what is best for you.
I've learned that if I put everything on the altar, God receives it, and returns showers of blessings. Not always in the way or time that we expect it, but in the best way, in His perfect timing.
I love the Christian point of view from a water cycle illustration: