Ever feel like your vision got derailed? Maybe you felt like God had placed that vision on your heart, and now...
Maybe it's just been pushed to the back of your heart and head by the pressing needs of today.
Kids to raise, a day job to tend to, lack of funds...
Lots of things can sidetrack your vision, and one day, it just looks like an elusive dream.
How can you live in the now -- with all its demands -- and still hang on to your vision?
- Hold on to your conviction. Which one? The one all the others stem from -- your conviction in God and His word.
While I wait on the vision and serve Him today, I need reviving, refreshing. And I need wisdom as I look to the future.
- Show some compassion. Galatians 5:13 tells us, "You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love."
- Rest, be quiet, and trust. Isaiah 30:15 says, "This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel says, 'In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.'"
So while I wait for the vision, I rest...in Him.
I quiet my soul...with His word.
And I trust -- not in what I can do to make it happen, but in Him, in His perfect time.
I'm reassured as I read several verses later in Isaiah 30: "The Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion...Blessed are all who wait for Him!"
In Your time, Lord.
I'm linking up with Laura, Michelle, Holly, and Jen today.