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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Day 11 of 31- Stop, wait, God’s got this…


But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint
Isaiah 40:31

Day 11 of 31-
Stop, wait, God’s got this…

The wisdom I needed to hear this morning came 1) from the Lord, 2) from my sister-dreamers, 3) from the Lord, by way of words I put to paper (blog) more than 10 months ago.

from sister-dreamer DG
...show up faithfully each day and 

take your orders from Him...

Stop, Wait, God's Got this..
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This morning  I'm sitting gently against a heating pad because my lower back rebelled against my suppressed anxiety. I’m getting better, but I am still constrained by my capacity conundrum.  It's a not so gentle reminder that God is driving and I m merely a traveler oh so grateful to be summoned on the journey. The words of a sister-dreamer, "I don't carry the weight of it and the responsibility for making it come true." were the balm and reminder I needed. I am learning to be patient and still. Lord, it is a hard lesson, but You are worthy of my waiting, and You've sent sister-dreamers to sit at my sides, reminding me that all is well.
…Wanted to share this quote from the book Greater by Steven Furtick (which I picked up before I even knew I had made it on this team) "His (God's) greatest ambition in leading you into greater things isn't that you would know what to do . It's that you would know who He is. That's why the simple, uncomplicated word go is not the Father's plan to disorient you but His attempt to develop you." This really spoke to me this morning so I thought I'd share. :) Hope you all have a great day and God takes each of you one step closer to your dream! RB, God-sized fellow dreamer

Today I was talking with a friend who is walking this dream with me. She challenged me to see the dream as originating with and belonging to God and to see myself as the one He has chosen to be a steward of it. It's HIS dream first, so I don't carry the weight of it and the responsibility for making it come true. I just "show up" faithfully each day and take my orders from Him as His Spirit leads me. When I think about it this way, my focus switches from my own limited resources and strength to Him and His omnipotence and omniscience. Kim @WinsomeWoman, who blogs at Winsome Woman, God-sized fellow dreamer

On our own, we will always fail.  No matter our situations, support structures, resources, talent and natural ability, you name it, it’s just not enough.  So give up.  Every confession of faith, every sinner’s prayer, every single 12 step program I’ve ever heard about makes two fundamental assertions….a) that we are ultimately powerless, and b) we cannot be restored on our own.  Isaiah 40:31 reads “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Why go it alone? There’s probably an answer, but I’m not interested in hearing it….I choose to tap into the unlimited source, and to walk the journey with the sister-dreamers He’s given me to sit at my sides, reminding me that all is well.

Lord, I thank You that You are in Control, and I am merely along for the ride.

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