For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”- Jeremiah 29:11
“I know what I want to do when we get back home. I want to start singing.” Kate says to Toby as they prepare to return back home after Toby’s surgery. Kate has a great voice, and Toby believes in her enough to get her a singing gig: at his aunt’s nursing home! Although it seems comical, it is a loving gesture. Toby wants her to chase her dreams. Kate allows others’ perceptions of her to hold her back. Every time she tries to move forward in her life, she allows her weight and her low sense of worth to cloud her judgment. What if she stands in front of everyone with a microphone in her hand and they judge her?
What if they say she’s not good enough?
What if she is good enough but they can’t get past her weight?
Kate’s mom Rebecca knows a little something about this, too. She wants to pursue singing as her career. But when she receives a rejection letter from a friend who owns a record company, she puts off hr dream, too. After many years of marriage and her kids are grown, she chases her dreams again. Only to have her husband’s jealousy sabotage her dream, causing her to call it quits after her first singing gig.
Have you ever felt this way? Have you ever felt like what you look like (or something you have said or done) hold you back from achieving your dreams?
God knows every plan and career choice you will ever make. Some of those career choices will move hour forward on the path toward our dream, while others will do nothing but help you bring home a paycheck, all the while allowing your dreams fade into the background. He has wired you for a plan and a purpose. He has gifted you with talents that will help you become more like Christ. That is, if you are up for doing the hard work required.
What one thing can you do to help you move toward your dreams?
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