Thursday, August 14, 2014
"...yet not my will, but yours be done." (Luke 22:42)
In all our excitement and joy about the manifold promises our gracious God makes us in His Word, sometimes we overstep.
We can allow our joy to spill over into places God has issued no invitation.
We may assume our dreams are God's dreams for us when they may not be.
King David dreamed of building a house for The Lord ( 2 Samuel 7). Nothing wrong with that, right? He was a man after God's own heart--what a beautiful gift to dream up! But David's wonderful, God-honoring desire was not God's desire. That dream had someone else's name on it.
What if what you are dreaming of is not the Father's plan? What should your attitude be in the face of this brand of disappointment?
There is freedom in surrender. It rolls the responsibility for outcomes onto Bigger Shoulders.
Surrender remembers there is a bigger program at work than just the part of the map her shadow falls on.
When a dream makes a brilliant and persuasive proposal, Surrender casts a child-like glance toward the Father for His nod of approval or His thumbs-down.
A dream is a beautiful thing, but it's an ugly step-sister when compared to the splendor of surrender to the will of our First Love.
Talk About It: Do you find it frightening to surrender your dreams to God?