“Just as Joseph had the dream that God had given him, he also had to overcome many things to see those dreams come to pass. In a moment he inherited a kingdom. When the fullness of time comes for our dreams, God is faithful to see that they come to pass. Our faithfulness, commitment, and uncompromising heart is required to inherit the fullness of what God has for each of us. In order to inherit a promise, we must have a dream with the accompanying grace to overcome in the seasons of life that are packaged with these dreams.” John Belt.
This was something I read from 2009 that deeply touched my spirit. As I read it again this morning, I decided that perhaps I’m not the only one who needed to hear these words again.
We need the grace of God to overcome what comes with the package of our dreams. It’s nice to have a promise, a word, a vision or dream, but what prepares us, will be the trials and tribulations we’ve had to go through once the dream was given.
You can’t give birth without labor and you can’t take a trip by virtual reality, it’s just not the same. But I will say this, the journey you’re on won’t get any shorter by you whining about it. Jesus said these words, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NLT.
You have choices to make on your way to your promise; keep your peace and joy or be at war with yourself. Stop fighting for what you deserve and rest in His ability to get you to the finish line. You will get there eventually, but when you arrive there, you’ll have everything in you that you need to accomplish that dream.
I choose peace. The peace of God that passes understanding will guard my heart and mind. He will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is focused on him. So it’s all about my focus. Guess I’ll snuggle up under the ever capable arms of my Father and allow Him to lead and direct my steps, confident of this; His love, grace and mercy will be enough.