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Kim posted this post last week but I’ve been praying about it all week…Pop over to the cafe to see Kim’s entire post.
What I am asking you to do is to pray to God and see if there is something He wants you to give up. Not give up eventually, or one day in the future, but TODAY. Can today be the day you begin your journey to freedom from what binds you? Begin your journey with prayer, and then seek God in His Word. Ask Him to give you the desire to change, and the strength to do the hard work that is required. Seek out friends and loved ones that will support you on your journey to freedom. Jesus came to set us free… Let’s seek freedom together.(Today, if you feel led please share with us what thing you are asking God to set you free from, or at least that you decided today is the day to change…) Cheering you on,Kim
So, I’ve been praying. It’s one of those hard things that I don’t really want to open my heart to – to write about. I know I can’t just answer with a easy “I’ve already achieved victory in this small area of my life.” I know God’s been calling me to dig deeper and pen my heart – His heart here with this post. So here I go…hesitantly but obediently.
If you’ve followed my blog at all – You know I’m a big dreamer. I’m a doer. I’m passionate about everything I do. I have a HUGE heart for others. What has God spoken to me while on my knees in this area?
He wants me to give up my dreams.
Ouch! You have no idea how much it hurts to write that. Aren’t there things in your life that you know you are gifted in? Maybe it’s music, or writing, or teaching. We all have such giftings and they are just that – gifts. However, when we start desiring to use them for self , they stop being gifts, and start becoming burdens. It’s when you start using them to please yourself and not God that things change from His ministry to your ministry.
I don’t think that God is asking me to deny my gifts – or live in misery longing to use the gifts He has given me! I just think He wants me to trust HIM more concerning those gifts. Stormie Omartian once wrote that though she had a heart for music, she committed not to sing a word until led by Christ to do so!
So that is where God is leading me with this question Kim asked a week ago. I think I have to stop dreaming about the things I want to do and trust Him for the things He wants to do, through me. Maybe He wants me to write that book that my heart longs to pen – but it has to be HIS ministry, His heart, His timing. In the mean time, what I am called to do is stop allowing my dreams for the future to hold me back form His dreams for my present. I have to start dwelling on the lovely and constantly give my thoughts (and dreams) over to Him.
Do Hard Things. It seems to be becoming a theme in my life right now!