Wife and mother, some things must wait while the more important things get done first. So remember this: “The desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” (Proverbs 13:4)
Most of us have been discouraged from dreaming big and have forfeited long-range goals, and maybe because we have not been watchful and faithful, or that careful, with what God has given us in small ways. We have depended on the wrong people and wrong things too. And also, we do not get what we want from God because we don’t plan on using it in the right way that God should help us and bless us.
“God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work….You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:8, 11
Before I met my husband I never had enough money for all the things I wanted. I’d have every paycheck spent. I accepted any credit card that was offered to me. Just as soon as I made a payment on a credit card I’d be out making purchases up to my credit limit again. I never paid my credit cards off each month to eliminate the added interest. God gave me a husband who thought differently. He took my credit cards away and put me on a budget. He’s had me on a budget ever since and I’m still learning how to work within a budget. Over the earlier years of our marriage this was the main issue of our marital strife. If it wasn’t for our love for the Lord and commitment to our vows – it could’ve split us up – like it does many couples.
We’ve ‘both’ learned about ourselves and how foolish it is to blame each other instead of forgive each other, and work on ‘self’ and just keep going with faith in God and His Word.
After we had given up on our dream of owning land and building our own home with my own drawn up floor plan design, the Lord told us to start dreaming again 25 years later. One very early morning on December 21st about 3:00 a.m. I was awoke with a startling trumpet call: “December 28th!” Yes, it was just like a loud trumpet blowing out that message. I got up to get in the Word knowing it was from the Lord, but after reading in the Word for an hour, still not knowing what December 28th meant, I fell back to sleep on the couch. Again the trumpet call came and even louder: “DECEMBER 28th!” But, when the trumpet sounded a third time I sensed strongly that God definitely wanted me to know something about “December 28th,” but what was it? December 28th was seven days away.
I told my husband and all week we waited on the Lord to reveal what He meant. Then, on the morning of Saturday December 28th, a week later, my husband heard from the Lord: “This is exactly the date and day of the week you both met. I want you to celebrate it and dream like you used to do; do all the things you enjoy doing together today. Celebrate!” So we did. We went for a morning walk, cleaned up, went to breakfast and then went looking at model homes. We ended the day with a movie and dinner.
Our ‘almost forgotten’ dream was not forgotten by God. That is one of the amazing things about our Father God. He wants us to dream big, ask Him to help us, and then He wants to enjoy our celebrations with us when we see our dreams come true. So, if you think God doesn’t care about what you care about – you’re very wrong. He put those talents, visions and inspirations in you for you and Him to enjoy. So wait on the Lord; He’s faithful and true!
God cares about our dreams more than we do. He’s listening to our thoughts for what will form dreams in us. He takes our ‘considerations’ seriously, much more seriously than we do because He has the power to make anything ‘good’ happen. God thoroughly enjoys helping us prosper and to enjoy the life He’s given us.
From the potential we each have been given from our heavenly Father – our dreams come forth, whatever they may be. Sadly, for some their dreams never materialize or come to fruition because there are things that need to get done first. Just like plowing and sowing and watering and weeding need to come before a harvest. All faith-based dreams will materialize and come into completion if we first give ourselves to “first things first.” Don’t forget that next to God, your husband and children are first.
“For every activity there is a season, the perfect time for everything under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
God doesn’t give up and He doesn’t forget the important things in our lives. Neither should we give up and forget about our dream. It may not come about as soon as we would like, but you must be ready for it when it does start to happen. During ‘the wait’ God is making you ready for it so that you don’t lose it or use it in the wrong way. When God blesses us or works a miracle for us – He expects us to follow through with what that blessing or miracle was all for, according to His purpose. Fulfilling His purpose is what inspires our dreams and goals, whether we are aware of it at the start or not. God is faithful and God is for us, and God will make a way for the trustworthy dreamer where there doesn’t seem to be a way.
Nothing is impossible for God and for the one who trusts in Him and waits on Him.