I have always considered myself a dreamer. I’m the kind of person that can very easily get lost in the clouds where dreams lie and, at times, are never realized. The dreams that I have are always big, often unimaginable to others. Perhaps my perspective on life is skewed, but I have always believed that opportunities are limitless and that what is meant to be will be. That being said, my life is pretty much as I envisioned it would be, with a few exceptions, or as I like to call them – unanswered prayers.
At the end of every day, I give thanks to the Lord for everything that I have in my life, I pray for my friends, loved ones and even my “enemies,” and I conclude by asking God for the things I have always dreamed of. Most importantly, I always ask that everything I prayed for shall be according to His will, His grace and His perfection, and lastly in harmony with the Universe. At the end of my prayers I “let go and let God.” I lay in bed knowing that what will come to fruition will be according to His plans and that it will be for the best. I also have peace in knowing that whatever prayers remain unanswered were done so intentionally.
Looking back on the years of my life where prayers were both answered and unanswered, hindsight provides a different perspective. Things that weren’t so obvious then, scream, – for lack of a better word – DUH now, and there is comfort in knowing that what I struggle with today will be equally obvious to me in years to come. God really does know better and that has been extremely evident in my life, as well as the lives of my friends and family. It never ceases to amaze me how things turn out for the best when your dreams aren’t answered right away, at the time you want them and how you want them.
God’s rewards are often worth the wait and when things start falling into place even better than you had envisioned, dreamed or prayed, it always reaps a much greater reward.
In closing, I will leave you with a thought Pastor Bob from our church back home preached on a few months ago. He gave us the example of Christmas Day when we were kids. We write down the list of gifts we want and when they start piling up under the tree before the 25th we always want to open them ahead of time. We beg our parents and try to figure out what is beneath the wrapping but no matter how much we beg or how much we drive ourselves crazy trying to figure out what we got, those gifts will not be available to enjoy until Christmas Day – a day that has already been decided for us. Much the same, God already has a day picked out for us to receive His gifts and no matter how often we beg or how often we try to figure things out, that will not change the fact that we have to wait. But boy o’ boy, is it ever worth the wait!
Blessings and love,