Text: I Thessalonians 5:18
In all circumstances? Really? Even when my dreams don’t match up with what has unfolded in my life? Even when trial after trial has come to me with no clarity in the end? Even when life makes no sense and it becomes increasing clear that my plans are never going to come to fruition? Yes, my sweet friends…even then. Oh life can throw us one curve ball after another and there are many trials that we will face that will never produce an answer other than, “to grow you.” But that will…God’s will…that our verse today speaks of, that my sisters is a promise. All circumstances, every last one is wound up into the will of God. In our study, “When Sin haunts” we spoke extensively about how even when we mess up, God still in His sovereignty makes everything come out for the good of His people. His dreams for us far exceed what we have ever planned. While we may not see it, He is intricately working out every detail of His dream for our lives. Are you following that dream or are you stuck in your plans and in your path? Are you asking God to open doors that He intends to keep shut? Are you praising Him for each closed door and open window?
Pray this with me sisters, “Lord Jesus, you are the Dream Maker, the one who fashioned me in my mothers womb. I freely give authority over my dreams because I know that your dreams for my life are so much higher than my menial mind can fathom. Please show me YOUR dreams for me and allow mine to fade into the background so that yours may take their place.”