We had an unexpected snow day last week.
When I got the call at 5:45, I breathed a sigh of relief because I hadn’t laid my clothes out the night before.
I didn’t want to figure out snacks either.
Or make sure that kid one gets in the shower by 6:15 so kid two can take a shower by 6:35 and kid one can be on the bus by 7:00.
Sometimes the monotony of everyday can make you feel like a fat rat trapped on a wheel.
When I finally woke up I thought, “Oooh, I can read today! Wouldn’t that be something if I could get my book finished…”
Then little people asked me to feed them.
The pets need fed.
And the kids wanted to get snow clothes on.
Laundry needed washed,
And put away.
“Can you fix me some hot chocolate?”
And “find me a show on Netflix.”
And “Hey mom! Can you help me wipe my butt?”
Needless to say, I didn’t crack the cover of my book.
In fact, I don’t even know where it was.
A girl can dream…
In the trenches of every day life it can be easy to get buried in the everyday.
It can be easy to look around the room and say, ‘I think my dreams are around here somewhere….’
Now at night time, I am a very vivid dreamer.
But in my day to day time, my dreams had kind of crashed and burned.
I had just accepted the fact that God was going to use me, but not in any major “I’m going to change the world” way.
I’ve mentioned before that God had convicted us several years ago of losing our dreams.
He reminded me of Proverbs 29:18 and that people perish if we lose our spiritual vision for His kingdom, but I personally can also perish in His will for my life if I stop dreaming.
The other day I was in the shower and I felt bombarded with all the things God had on my heart.
After feeling for years that there “must be more” and praying for Him to use us in a new way, He is finally showing us a new path He wants us on.
Even after years of praying and believing and what seemed like silence…His timing is perfect.
I just want to encourage you, no matter where you are…you won’t be there for forever.
You may be knee deep in loneliness. God wants to bind your broken heart.
You may be surrounded by the noise of many small children. God wants to give you peace.
You may be swimming in bitterness. God has not forgotten you!
You may be swallowed up by sadness. He wants to trade your mourning for joy.
You may have lost yourself somewhere on the highway running your people from one thing to another. He wants to give you rest.
I LOVE Isaiah 43:19 so much.
He encourages us to not dwell on what was, or could have been or should have beens.
He wants you to trust Him.
He is the mighty hand that will pull you up out of sadness, loneliness, bitterness, noise and rushing.
He has great big amazing God sized things for you!
He wants to show off for you!
Do you not see it?!
It will happen in His perfect timing.
And NOTHING will be compared to what He is up to.
I’m a book-shelving, former tap dancer, wanna be writer, singer,
and banjo player, mother of 4, wife of 1, follower of Christ,
walking in the shadow of the Proverbs 31 woman
and redeemed by the grace and love of an Almighty God…
just living the dream.