Five-Minute Friday: Lose

Friday, June 17, 2016

Letting go of dreams is a hard thing.  The last several months have involved watching a long-held dream die.  At first, I was in denial, hoping, dreaming that I could still get it back.  But now it's gone.

Losing this dream was difficult.  But it was also one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Though it I've learned (am learning) to trust my God and love Him more.

At the beginning of the process, I had to learn to trust that God's plan is best, even when I couldn't see it or feel it.  Even when I felt so strongly that my plan was better.

Now I'm being filled with joy as my dream is replaced with knowing my Savior better.  I'm finding that He truly has a better plan.

And even if I never find out the full reason for the loss of this dream, I can say with confidence that God is good.  I can rest in His sovereignty, knowing that He never, ever makes a mistake.

"Jesus I am resting, resting, in the joy of what Thou art!  I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart!" 

Jesus, may I trust You more and more!



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Carly said...

This is a beautiful post. It is so hard when we have to let go of our dreams and desires but I'm glad you are learning to know God more through it and trusting in his plan.

Trissy said...

Wow, Mandy! Your post gives me courage in what I feel are the rumblings of my losing a dream similarly. To think that my losing the dream (if that is what happens) will help me gain Christ, all glory to Him! May Jesus Christ be praised!

Anna Smit said...

Such encouragement here: "And even if I never find out the full reason for the loss of this dream, I can say with confidence that God is good." Love how God grows our hearts through the hard. May God bless you with new dreams according to His will.