~Isaiah 55:8,9 (NLT)“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Why is it, that we tend to so many times, shift things around to try and get God to go with the flow of ‘our’ plans. We invite God in to flow with OUR ways, OUR plans for our lives…when really, we should be flowing with HIS direction for our lives. Just because we a have a desire in our heart, doesn’t mean that it’s the ‘right’ time for that desire to be birthed. It might not mean that He’s saying no to our dreams, but He might just be saying ‘It’s just not the right time. I need to do some work in You that is going to prepare you for what I have in store..and it’s something great. You won’t be dissapointed! But you need to follow ME. You need to surrender to Me.”
How quick we are to dismiss the little things He sometimes puts on our hearts to do. There are times when He asks me to be obedient to Him in an area, but because it might seem like something small or insignificant or boring and mundane…My first reaction is to want to shrug it off because it’s something so small.
But let me tell you this… When God says to your heart that He’s preparing you for something…testing will come. If we aren’t willing to be obedient in the little things, then He won’t open the door for the bigger things. It’s in those little acts of obedience that He prepares our hearts to be able to take on the responsibilities and challenges that walking out our dreams will come with.
He KNOWS what we can handle and what we can’t. He knows what we’re ready for. He knows. He knows what needs to change in our hearts. He knows what’s best for us. He knows us better then we know ourselves!
Let’s not despise small beginnings!! Let’s humble ourselves before God and get rid of any pride that is shouting “I want to get my way!! I want it now! I’m ready! I know what’s best for me!”
~James 4:6 But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but favors the humble.”
Let’s say “God, I’m so thankful that you know the dreams and desires of my heart- for YOU are the one who has placed them there! I surrender my dreams to you and will allow YOU to take the lead and I will flow with what You’re doing in me. Prepare me. Draw me near to You Lord for that is where I am most satisfied. I will take delight in doing the ‘little’ things that you are asking me to do for I know You would never ask me to do something for no reason. I humble myself before You Lord and acknowledge that Your ways are high above my ways. I delight in You Lord and know that You delight in giving me the desires of my heart.”
Are you willing to pray that prayer with me? Is anyone struggling with taking the little steps towards your dreams and desires? Please share if you feel led so that we can pray together ❤