I had morning tea with a friend recently. We sat together and chatted for what only felt like an hour but ended up being an entire morning. We were so busy solving all of the worlds problems, encouraging and inspiring one another to live bigger and bolder lives that time had simply slipped away from us. Those I find are the best kind of morning teas and the best kind of friendships to have.
My friend and I both had a dream, hope, vision that had recently been shattered. In fact it felt like the dream had been blown apart and stripped away all at the hands of the enemy.
We were feeling deflated and defeated crying out “But God you planted this vision in our hearts and now it has been torn apart!”. We were left with more questions than answers over its failure but yet deep down inside the dream, hope and vision was still burning away.
God says that He has plans and dreams for us and He also says to seek Me and find Me when you seek me with all your heart. We needed to seek Him, now more than ever as we had been met by the enemy on our path to our destiny.
So we came face down before the Lord and I heard Him whisper to me to go back and start again. To go back to the very dream that we started with and pick it back up again. Now the dream will need to look a little different than it did before but pick it up and start again.
So now we are in the process of picking up our dream once again and starting over. We are throwing more wood on the fire burning in our hearts and now we are watching it burn ferociously. It is exciting, we feel passionate once again for the plan that God has called us to.
God has called us to go from glory to glory and not to fall flat on our face in failure. The plans He has for us bring hope to our future. When we meet the enemy along the way we just need to side step and not be side tracked. He has side lined our dream for months now but now we are taking our dream back and breathing life into it once again.
What plans have you had that have been thwarted? I encourage you to side step and not be side tracked by the enemy to destroy those plans. Pick back up your dreams, hope and visions and begin to run with them again.
…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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29 verse 11-13