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It seemed to come out of no where. Ok, not NO where. It came from some emails that I received yesterday. There were ZERO ill words written in those emails, yet, I let them crush me.
Dreaming is fun… it’s easy, it’s empowering, it’s energizing. Making those dreams become a reality though? It’s hard. It’s draining. And it can be defeating.
But after a little pouting and some (ahem) intense chopping (and burning of sweet potatoes) last night, my husband reminded me that this dream? It’s happening. This thing I’ve been wanting to do for the past four years? That’s what’s going on right now in our present. And even when I tried to remind him that it’s actually been four YEARS, he reminded me that I’ve only been able to give it my all for the past four months. And that I need to give it more time.
And this morning, after spending some very sweet and much needed time with friends praying with and over each other, I was reminded yet again that even though I’m “living the dream” and it’s difficult some days, that’s NOT where my hope lies. It’s actually not even where I get my strength. Yes, seeing a dream become a reality is even more energizing than the dream itself. But it takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get there (and yes, I’ve shed all of those!).
So, this is my reminder today.
And I’m actually going to order this verse on a canvas to hang in my office from this amazing woman and her fabulous Etsy shop (plus, it’ll look better than anything this non-designer girl can muster!)…
And since every girl needs these reminders hanging on their walls, I’m giving away one of her 12×12 canvases today with your words of choice (from her shop). All you have to do is leave a comment below with your favorite verse or quote that gives you encouragement on days you feel down and defeated and I’ll announce the winner on tomorrow’s blog post!
Just remember… any tangible thing you put your hope in, whether a person, dream, or thing, WILL let you down. God is the ONLY one who never will.