New Day. New Dream.

November 30, 2011

The year is coming to an end and my life looks very different today then it did a few weeks ago. I have all these ideas, and vivid confirmations of what I am supposed to be doing, but instead of sharing them with the world I feel compelled to hold them close, and just pray for wisdom and guidance.

Initially I have been pretty sad about all the changes, but after reading the word and seeking God I feel as the clouds are clearing and the peace I lost in my emotions has resurfaced. I am watching some major dreams crumble away and in the debris a new dream and vision is being birthed. I am not sure what you’re facing today or if you are facing some major changes but I’d like to encourage you with what I have learned in the last couple weeks.

1. Don’t fear the loss or the change of a dream. For it is only in the loss of OUR dreams that God can reconstruct HIS dreams for us. Embrace the death, God can only be seen in you if your completely transparent of all you are.

2. Don’t allow your emotions to control your outlook. I have found that my fear of the unknown quickly became my compass instead of my faith in the one who sent me on the journey. Allow God to be the thermostat for your emotions. I heard TD Jakes say that “…through your frustrations God will incubate your greatness…” Don’t worry, God knows the next step, and the next season.

3. Stay the course. When God calls us to more, it usually means we have to travel light. In the midst of all these changes I have been asked to leave all my baggage and agenda’s that I have accumulated in the last 30 years and just follow — It’s been difficult, but the difficulty of it makes it great.

Dreaming Big. Loving God.
Chari

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4 Comments

  • Reply Audrey November 30, 2011 at 11:28 am

    love this my beautiful friend! Definitely some insight i will take to heart. Keep doing what you’re doing…luv u! XOXO

  • Reply Laine November 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    WOW, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for posting this, and for letting God speak through you. This is exactly what I needed to hear as I am going through a similar season. Thanks for your inspiration and powerful words. Praying for you and for many blessings to come!!

  • Reply lynsey November 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    wow girl! love this, thank u so much for sharing! love ya xx

  • Reply Rachel Scott December 1, 2011 at 9:58 am

    The pruning is making room for more God stuff. It hurts but u are embracing the pain,suffering well& there is a purpose to your pain. Youve touched soo many lives with your truth speaking in love. Love u soooo much!!!!!! &see u soon back in NI.

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