Giving my plans, dreams, goals and resolutions... to Jesus

Sunday, January 4, 2015

With the coming of the new year I have been making new goals, plans and resolutions along with everyone else. Practical goals and daily goals; necessary plans and resolutions if I want to keep my sanity as a wife, mama, teacher, homemaker, friend and servant of God.

 I also have been dreaming dreams for my family, for my self, for my marriage, for my home.

 I have been praying prayers; prayers that are very near to my heart, for loved ones to know Jesus, for all that has been lost to be restored, for my soul to be satisfied in Christ alone, for my attitude to be that of Christ's, for my fears and worries to be vanquished and for my life to make an impact for eternity. Daily prayers are being sent up also for strength and grace just to get me through the day and keep my kids all alive!

I have been asking God what he wants me to plan, dream, and pray. My life belongs to him and though I might have good desires for my life...he has the best!

 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

 As I am daily learning to surrender my life to him, giving him all my hopes and dreams I find that he gives me back more then I could have ever imagined or dreamed for myself. Believe me it's not easy; its painful and gut wrenching to give up what I want the most; what I think is best, but all the things I think I want and need in life pale in comparison to what he gives me. Though I might not understand or comprehend it at the time, his ways are always higher then mine and are not only for this life but for the life to come.

 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord." Isaiah 55:8

 You see we could never make plans or dream dreams for our lives as good as his, because he sees the whole picture; the beginning and end and holds are lives in his hands.

So instead of running ahead of God this year and telling him what I want to do and asking him to accommodate my plans and agendas...I am asking him to guide me, to pray through me, to dream through me...because it is only with and through him that I will succeed! Will you join me?

"Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." 
Proverbs 19:21 NIV

It's only when we give our everything to Jesus that he gives us what we really want, what we really need in the first place...true fulfillment in him.

"Won't you take all my dreams, all my goals ; blown away, but that's okay, your all I need." song "Blown Away"   written by my husband- Josh Harris

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