God’s Plan

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Happy Tuesday a.k.a BlogpostDay!!!

You get a read, you get a read, EVERYBODY GETS A REAAAD!!!

Today’s post was inspired by a sermon I preached on Sunday, yep you read that right: yours truly was trusted with a mic on a Sunday!🤣. Let me tell you how God snatched my whole life! I got a call from my Pastor (my Father), and I was like “ummm…que?”🤔 But right when I was about to say, “I’m not ready,” I felt a strong nudge “who told you I can’t use you right now?”😳 Welp, needless to say, I humbly obeyed and God was glorified! It’s a privilege I don’t take for granted.

I believe that something amazing is shifting in the atmosphere, and I think we all need to tap into it lest it passes us by!

You ready? 🤓

A man asked a child, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”

The child said, “I want to be a star, I want to be a ruler. I want to travel around the world, I want to be a boss, and buy everything for my family. I just want to have fun!”

The man said, “wow what a great dream, but you know, it’s not very realistic. I had a similar dream when I was younger, and I can tell you that I’m old I don’t have what I hoped for. Life doesn’t always work how we want it, we don’t always get what we want in our lifetime.”

Each of us can identify ourselves in both characters in the story. We all had dreams as kids, I guarantee you if you asked any kid you know about his/her dreams, you’d be floored by their wild imaginations! How many of us remember those dreams we had as children? The fantasies, exaggerations, and seemingly impossible goals. How many of us can say that as adults we have realized those dreams we had as kids?

Let’s conduct a brief exercise shall we?

EXERCISE: Grab a pen and paper and think for a moment, what did you picture yourself doing at your current age? Where did you picture yourself? Now assess: Where are you now? Write that down. Write down the vision and make it plain. Habakkuk 2:2

Are you where you thought you’d be? Are you at a better point? Or are you where you least expected?

I wrote out my list as well, and I can say I’m not where I thought I’d be at 28. If you asked my 16 year old self where she thought she’d be at 28, she would’ve told you “I’ll be married for 3 years to my amazing husband(I told God He must come through by 25), with 2 Kids, working as a Senior at one of the Big 4 Public Accounting firm, a boss of a fashion business, a disciple of Jesus, and living life traveling the world.”

Well, anyone who knows me knows that I am 28 years old. I’m 2 years shy of the BIG THREE OH! As far as you and I know, there ain’t a husband yet, which means there sure ain’t kids either! Lol And working at a Big 4 Accounting firm? WHERE?! 👀👀

Now as you stare at that list in your hand or in front of you, what do you see?

Do you see just words? Do you still see dreams or do you now see disappointments? Not sure? Let’s check out Proverbs 13:12a

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick…”NLT

Deferred means: postpone, put back, delay.

“Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick…” MSG

Unrelenting means severe, constant, continuous.

Looking at the list, some of us see dreams that are still possible, while some of us see many MANY disappointments. Due to no fault of ours, we created various time frames for when we expected to realize dreams and accomplishments –No thanks to societal time clocks🙄. We’ve said “at age 30 I will be this. By age 50 I should be this.” Some of us have even extended the time frames to “give God more time” to work those dreams out.

When those things didn’t happen at the time we expected, we decided to forget about them. We believed God wasn’t capable because the time we gave Him was up. We felt let down, and as a result of no longer wanting to feel hurt, our hope reduced, for some hope died completely. So, we lose excitement for those dreams and their future.

When we have dreams that are constantly delayed and unrealized, it’s human nature to push them aside and tuck them away never to see the light of day again. Because delayed or unfulfilled dreams remind us of

1. our weaknesses; our inability to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.

2. areas where God didn’t come through for us.

Unfulfilled dreams leave us disappointed. Disappointment wrecks our hearts so badly sometimes that we no longer desire to serve God or we no longer have faith in God’s plans for us. Revisiting the disappointment creates open wounds, fresh wounds in our hearts that haven’t healed from the pain and hurt we feel. Our broken hearts become more SORE with each reminder that we didn’t get what we asked for because after all “I PRAYED! I FASTED! I CRIED! I BELIEVED! I DID EVERYTHING RIGHT!”

In the process of dealing with unanswered prayers, we end up saying the most spiritual thing “well maybe it wasn’t God’s plan for me. At this point, I’ll take whatever God wants for me;” a euphemism for “not my will but Yours be done.”

Can I be real? Often times we don’t say that out of reverence to God, but out of disappointment in God. Sometimes it’s our overtly spiritual way of playing it safe, and self soothing our broken hearts. Because, again “hope deferred makes your heart sick,” and we’re sitting here right now heart sick about broken dreams, which we now consider disappointments. Some of us buried the little bit of hope we had about those dreams before we stepped out this morning, others did so before coming to read this post.

When dreams aren’t fulfilled when expected and we become dejected, the enemy gets excited. The enemy wants you to think it’s over and tuck away your faith concerning your dreams. While the enemy cannot touch God’s plan for You, he can steal your faith, hope, and confidence, which kills expectation.

Here’s the cycle you may know too well:

1. Dream

2. Dream deferred/delayed

3. Heartbreak

4. Disappointment (death of a dream)

But I’m here to tell you IT’S NOT OVER for your dreams. What God says concerning your life WILL COME TO PASS! Ecclesiastes 3:14 says:

“And I know that whatever God does is final. Nothing can be added to it or taken from it. God’s purpose is that people should fear him.”

Looking back to the passage (Prov. 13:12), part b says:

“But a sudden good break can turn life around!” MSG

“But a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” NLT

“But when desire cometh, it is a tree of life.” KJV

Isaiah 43:19 says: “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” KJV

Could it be, that God is telling you today: “I’ve seen your disappointments, I know you’re hurt baby, I know you’re pained. The wounds in your heart are sore! I saw you bury that last dream, that last hope, that faith!! But I’ve got something in the works! I am doing a new thing baby…hold on! It will spring forth {like a tree of life}… I am bringing a sudden good break for you! You will testify about these again! But…

I can only fulfill dreams. I can’t work with disappointments, but I can work with a dream! You’ve got to make this a dream again!! Revive your dead dreams. Let your hope arise! Speak to those dead dreams to “Come alive!” Bring back your faith my child!!! Take it out of the grave. It’s time to get excited about those dreams again!”

For God to work, you must transform the disappointments to dreams. You must

1. Place that broken heart in God’s hands. He will mend it.

2. Change your perspective/your heart posture.

3. Revive your hope and faith.

4. Desire again. How BAD do you want it?

5. Keep hoping. No matter what!!

Mmmhmm, yup I feel you. You’re thinking, “ok what if I do get all hype about this and start hoping again how long am I hoping for this time?”

Read Romans 4:18-21 NLT

“18 Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have! 19 And Abraham’s faith did not weaken, even though, at about 100 years of age, he figured his body was as good as dead—and so was Sarah’s womb.”

You gotta keep hoping until you see those dreams fulfilled and spring forth like a tree of life. Be resolute on the fact that God’s plan and promise for you is FINAL.FINALE.

GO BACK TO BEING THAT CHILD with child-like faith and wild dreams! God says, Come to me as a child, your concern is not how it can be done, when it can be done, or whether it can be done. Your concern is to revive that hope within you and ASK! With every fiber of faith ASK!!!!! Matthew 18:2-4

What are you waiting for? Ask, believe, receive. God’s plan is a sudden good break for you!

Moyo


I’d like to provide an opportunity to those who are yet to meet with Jesus. If you have a deep desire to know Jesus and enter into the kingdom of God you are in great company. I did at some point in my life, and it was the greatest desire that God ever met! 

I invite you to pray the sinner’s prayer: Dear Jesus, I accept that I am a sinner and I confess my sins before you. I believe that you died for my sins and rose again to give me a new life.  I ask that you forgive me of my sins; cleanse me with your precious blood which you shed on the cross of Calvary. I accept you as my personal Lord and Savior. Fill me up with your Holy Spirit and strengthen me. I profess that I am a new creature; old things have passed away and I have become new in You. Thank You, Lord! In Jesus’ name, AMEN!

If you prayed the prayer, WELCOME TO THE KINGDOM FAMILY!! You are a new creature, the old has passed and the new is here! Be sure to find a bible believing, Spirit-led church in your city and purchase a bible in a version that you understand. I use the  New Living Translation, Message, Free Bible, Christian Standard Bible, or the New International Version. Enjoy the journey!

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