We all have dreams of one sort or another. As little humans, we dream of independence, superhero-like powers, and unending joy. With each year that passes, we come to understand not everything will go according to our plans. In our innocent hopes, we shoot for the stars. Sometimes we succeed in soaring right to our goals. Other times, we inevitably fall. Sometimes we fall hard.
Over and over, we get weary and need a stronger hope than what we can see. That’s the exact reason Jesus came to this world. He came to show us that very hope. Hope that through the trials and suffering of humanity, we have a future to strive for. Hope that there’s a father who loves us abundantly more than we could ever possibly imagine.
With that hope, we overcome the ups and downs of life and count it all as joy. Joy that says “yes, things are messed up and the security of this world fails me. But even in suffering, I am brought closer to the presence of my God, my savior, my rock in whom I trust”. James says it like this: “My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties, see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things. And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking” (vv. 1:2-4 TPT).
Jesus becomes the only solid foundation in whom we can truly trust and he will never leave us to walk alone if we will invite him onto our path. With him, we not only overcome the hard seasons but through them he exceeds any expectations we may have considered in our minds.
His ways are perfect and far better and more complete than we have the ability to fathom. He tells us, “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” GOD ’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think. Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.” (Isaiah 55:8-11 MSG).
We eventually come to the realization that this life is our very own piece of his master plan. Our life is not only about what we can dream up on our own. But every fiber of our being exists to bring him glory.
We seek after lost souls and lead them back to the source, the purpose, the meaning of it all. We dream. We overcome. He exceeds. And we repeat. No longer remaining weary, or getting caught in what we think are lost opportunities. Because we know the goal, the the future, the unchanging victor.
“I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14 TPT)
I will continue to be a dreamer. I will continue to be an overcomer. I will continue to trust in his exceeding greatness. I will continue to be a repeat confessor of his faithfulness. I will continue to live my life for him, because he gave his life for me - I will be a doer. ❤️