I am preparing for another journaling workshop this Saturday. I was going through an older booklet that I prepared for a retreat I taught at in 2009.
I paused at this page.
"The Spirit, not content to flit around on the surface, dives into the depths of God,
and brings out what God planned all along."
1 Corinthians 2:10 (The Message)
Do you have a dream? I had a dream that I did not know I had. God has done, and is doing something in me I would have never expected. I prayed for years that God would reach down and move in my heart. I prayed that he would help me discover my gifts. I prayed that he would use me. I still feel that in myself alone I do not have much to share, but he has reached into my heart and stirred and pulled something of worth...it's all his doing.
I wanted to share this because I know how I struggled, and much of life is a struggle. We struggle with finding our true selves, seeing our true heart, that can be quite ugly at times. But unless we really look deeply into our hearts and ask the questions and face the hard things about ourselves how can we ever begin the healing??
My journey began several years ago and is not finished by a long shot. But, God is using me in ways that I could never have imagined.
I want to encourage you - you, that have dreams. You, who do not know what dreams to dream yet. God has dreams and plans for you. Wonderful dreams and plans.
Don't stop asking God to show you. Yes, God has plans for us, but sometimes it takes a YES from us before he moves.
Invite him to move in you and open your eyes and heart.