We all have dreams; even dreams that we’re convinced will never come to fruition. My dream has been to become a writer. It’s a childhood dream that I am now living. Now my dream is evolving into something that will have an impact to any who experience the end product.
But it’s going to take a lot of work on my part to learn this next step in my childhood dreams. One would think a fifty-two year old woman wouldn’t attempt to try to learn something as complex as what I’m going to tackle. After all, I’m looking at the downside of the mountain of life I’ve been climbing and we know where the end of this leads; it’s the same end everyone comes to, but not all at the same time.
The thing is I don’t have to worry about the time factor and whether I’ll live long enough to accomplish my goals. None of us are guaranteed any amount of time. I have just as much potential to learn how to accomplish my goals as the kid who just entered college. In fact, I think that I have more potential to learn this than a college kid who is going to school to do this thing I’m going to start.
For one thing, I have more stability than a college kid who is just now learning what it means to be out on her own. For another thing, I’m not starting my adult life, I’m living it, and because I’m living it, I have more focus than I would if I was in my college days. I’m not knocking college age people. I’m just saying they have more distractions than I have, after raising our kids and watching them leave the house. Additionally, I don’t have a job, so I can take as much time as I need to learn how to accomplish these goals of mine.
And the cool part of this secret is that I know who is going to help me figure this out and it’s absolutely no secret at all. In fact, this person wants to revolutionize every aspect of my life, and not just my life. He wants to revolutionize everyone who asks him for help. He wants to revolutionize your life and your way of thinking too. The problem is that most people don’t think about getting help from this source, which seems strange to me, since he is the obvious person to ask help from.
For those of you who have read my writings, you already know who I’m referring to. Much of what I’m writing about in this blog, I’ve written about in a blog I’ve already written called I Surrender All.
For those who haven’t read my writing already, I will tell you that the person I’m referring to is God the Father, the Lord Jesus, the Holy Spirit. Since He is the one who created me, who better to ask to help me learn something than my Creator? He wants me to do my part, but I believe He is going to put His hand on my learning skill and give me the know how to learn to create projects that include the writing He has given me.
The Bible gives several promises to those who trust the Lord to accomplish through them miracles and things that are impossible for us on our own. I’ve already done a little dabbling in this project, but I always seem to come to a learning block on it.
My child, listen to me and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life. I will teach you wisdom’s ways and lead you in straight paths. When you walk, you won’t be held back; when you run, you won’t stumble. Proverbs 4:10-12
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Matthew 17:20
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” Matthew 19:26
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
“...even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.
Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
The fact is that without God all we can do is destroy ourselves. Left to myself I know I would have been (not might have been):
Dead or a drug addicted woman.
Left to myself I would have been
Left to myself; that's where I was headed.
God did not leave me to myself. He provided Jesus to be the one who paid for the wrong I did. It isn’t fair. I should have died for my own wrongs and my own mistakes, but God loved me so much he provided a way for me to be in his family. And because of God's goodness I am who I am. And because of God's goodness I actually I like who He has made me and who He is making me.
Over and over the Bible tells us nothing is impossible with God or all things are possible with God. Over and over the Bible shows us that if we have the faith in him that we need, we can move mountains, including the mountain of our own limitations.
Left to myself I cannot begin to know how to do what I’m getting ready to learn. Left to myself I would not be able to write, or make a movie or do any of the other things I have done in my life. God is my strength and my shield and with him as my teacher how can I fail?