As I am trying to come up with a title for this posting, I am more wondering as to what have I have been thinking about. Or for that matter even dreaming about so keep in mind with this posting as in others, the views that I express may more be an inner feeling more than how I am truly feeling.
For the past few nights as I lay awake and wonder if the path that I am heading is the direct path, I do not sense of peace I do not sense a comfort, could this be sings as that I am going down the wrong direction? Or could this be more of an uncomfortable feeling that I can not seem to shake? I have not been my self I have been more in a different space. I feel as if it is an alternative reality looking through the world through ‘ rose coloured glasses”. But yet not seeing the posative only negative. What has caused this feeling to come upon me as of late? Why this sudden mixed emotion? Those are questions that I can not seem to answer.
I try and seek Your word for wisdom or for a window open, but alas I can not seem to find that. Give me the fire that I once had, give me the direction that You want me to venture towards, don’t leave me alone and scared.’I gotta keep singing gotta keep praising Your name You’re the one who’s keeping my heart beating I gotta keep singing I gotta keep praising Your name
That’s the only way that I’ll find healing” But through that I still feel scared and alone, yes Christ is in my life and knows every thought before we even think it or say it, but yet He still gives us these trials to go through. To test our faith to see how devoted we are? I know never say the Lord is tempting us, but at times is this not what it feels like?
Then out of nowhere like a flash of lighting, brought back to the reality that we are meant to go through hard times. But are we ever alone? Are we meant to go through hard times even though we have people beside us able to reach out to. but not knowing how? Not knowing how to ask for help without making it seem like nothing is wrong. Where do we start, where does the trust factor start? How does trust work what does it look like? Happy Reading Adam
I know there are people that i can trust but at times it seems hard to open up when ‘you” do not know what is going on for sure.
What does the first step look like into the dreams that at times we may find impossible? Well a good starting point to all dreams no matter the size is through prayer, and through prayer all things can be accomplished correct? But are we supposed to just sit around and wait and see what God does or does He want us to take action and rise above as well? I believe in all circumstances we need a little bit of both categories, God will guide our paths. As a reminder in the movie Prince Of Egypt Moses is scared to confront the ruler, God reminds Moses that He will go with, But it will be Moses stepping out in faith to let Gods chosen ones free. So in order to dream then do we need to step out and step up? Or do we need more of a reliable source of the dream that has already started to have been paved before us?
In some cases what if the dream has not been placed before us? Well try to find a dream that has not been already dreamed. Well that was a cheep answer more like here is your $5.00 dollar answer. The dream may have already taken place but what does it mean to follow your dream? To be able to say you sought it out to the very end, that could be another story. There are a few examples throughout history and some quotes about those infected about the dreams…
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.—Walt Disney
“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” —-James Dean
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”—-Gail Devers
One of the best examples ever about a dream is through the life of Martin Luther King Jr, now his dream was to give a voice for the negro people who were being oppressed. Similar to the Moses situation, God called MLK to rise above and be the voice for the voiceless. He raised a group of people to go march to the nation’s capitol and he gave his famous “I have a dream” speech. “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”
Has that dream happened yet? What are some of your dreams let them be heard do not be afraid to voice your dream for others to hear you. Happy Reading, Adam and remember let your dream be heard.
In Sunday school a few weeks ago we were having a discussion about the past and what we can do it move on , and see what direction God can take us in if we allow him to have open availability to our hearts and minds. But yet for some reason or another the quote from “The Lion King” kept coming to mind, ” Oh yes the past does hurt, but the way I see it you can either run from it or learn from it.” But in truth can you run from God without Him already knowing about the situation? He already knows the very thoughts going through our minds, He already knows the desires of the heart. So yes He does know all of this, but yet for the same very reason which has still stumped me, it could mean the reality is it could be our free will which produces this feeling within us. But that is called being stubborn. I think that is why it takes us so long to learn lessons that should come so easy to us, but in another thought process how many times do we wear a mask? Here is what I mean….’I’m not afraid I’m not ashamed I’m not to blame Welcome to the masquerade I’m not ashamed I’m not afraid I’m not okay Welcome to the masquerade Welcome to the masquerade ”
By no means am I saying we should wear masks in order to shape how we feel with our hearts. But if we do not somehow face our past and confront that which may or not be blocking us from rising above when then shall we? The Bible says in Proverbs 3:5-6 paints a clear picture of what is trying to be said here. ‘Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight” So then are we supposed to rise up and face our past, or are we supposed to stand by and let it fade? But in another retro speck, let us remember that Christ has taken the past with Him to Calvary. Happy Reading, Adam