I’m in the middle of the valley right now. What I mean by this is that we physically left the land we were in to pursue a dream God put in our hearts. But we’re not there yet. The dream hasn’t come to fruition and we are in this in-between place that feels scary at times. It feels lonely at times. And it feels as if we’ll never get to the place He promised.
But here in the valley, God has been lavishing us with His great love. He has reminded us time and again that we can trust Him and He’s got this. He has covered us with His wings. He has increased our faith in ways that I wouldn’t have expected.
Last night as I scrolled through social media after I had spent some time with God, I noticed a post a friend made. And as I read it, it was as if God were speaking to me through her words. You see she and her husband are in a place of dreaming and of looking to the future and are trying to understand what God has for them. And in that moment, God spoke to my heart. He reminded me that if He put it in my heart, it’s already done. But I have to trust Him to do it HIS WAY.
If God put it in your heart, it’s already done. Trust Him to do it His way.Kristi C.
Friends, I can’t tell you how many times I have created a “strategy” in my heart and in my mind of how to get to the promised land. I can’t tell you how many times these strategies have failed. I can’t tell you the depth of frustration and disappointment I’ve felt because of it.
I am in this place of surrender. I’ve been here before. I was here when I gave my life to Jesus. I was here when I wanted to be a mother with every ounce of my being. I was here when my marriage was on the rocks and I didn’t think we’d make it. I was here. I’ve been to this place before, and what I know about it is that God has a plan so much bigger than I could ever imagine. He has a strategy that I cannot even fathom.
But I know this, God fulfills His promises. I need to wait on His timing and His way. What promises are you waiting on? What has He put in your heart that you think will never happen? Let Him do it His way. Give him the reins. Give up control. Throw away your strategy. Ask Him the next step in His.
But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.2 Peter 3:8-9
Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.Joshua 21:45
…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.Philippians 1:6