Posts Tagged ‘obstacles’

Until… 2012 ends and 2013 begins. Unlike past years i would be very excited to have just made it through another year, and almost dreadfully anticipating yet another year. Not this time! i am sharing my personal journal of “Counting Down The Days Until… which is based on the book “The Dream Giver.

In the morning, Ordinary entered a broad valley that seemed to lead up to the high country. The Land of Promise was near. Soon he came upon a sign that

read: “Beware, Dreamer! Valley of the Giants!” Ordinary stared at the sign. So the returning Dreamers were right. Giants were real.

Wilkinson, Bruce; Heather Kopp (2009-01-21). The Dream Giver: Following Your God-Given Destiny (Kindle Locations 1450-1454). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

So now what? i have no weapons. i have no plan. But the Dream is more real than ever. i have more trust in the Dream Giver but this is not what i expected. As we say around the Onething Campus, “Whatcha gonna do?”

Today i don’t see any giants but i’m relatively sure they are there or why would there be a warning sign. I could use some encouragement today. Some reassurance that i haven’t made a mistake or taken a wrong turn. i sense that it, would be foolish to turn back! But??

Bruce Wilkinson says, “Because my Giant is strong evidence that i’m right on track to achieve the Big Dream God put in my heart.”

“Whatcha gonna do? Press on is all that seems to be reasonable, but the giants are still scary even though i can’t see it today. Even though i tend to be spontaneous and an adventurous kinda person, when i am made to sit down and face potential obstacles before i see them is causes me great angst. my normal confidence and strength becomes like a wet noodle.

So the Giants are very real and can be overwhelming. Overcoming a Giant will require me to apply everything i’ve learned on the journey thus far, courage, wisdom, trust, endurance, and surrender to God. Now God’s power will be required for me to overcome any Giant, and most likely i’ll need a miracle or two.

Since my Dream is unique, i am aware that nobody else can really help me, that is other than God. All the people around me can do, is encourage me to continue the journey, that will have to be enough, my complete and utter trust and dependence must be in God. Sanctuary was one of my “Recycled” moments. It was a time for me to pass through a cycle, to undergo reuse or renewal; be subject to or suitable for further use, activity. i know that trusting God is the only way but i can never hear it to many times thus i am being “recycled.”

In closing, Upon the completion of Moses special scouting mission of spying out the Promised Land, the scouting party of twelve returned unto Israel after spending 40 days evaluating the land and its defenders. However their highly anticipated return unfortunately did not produce a high degree of hope for occupying the Promised Land. In fact the quotation from the fourteenth chapter of the book of Numbers says it all, “And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.”

The reason the people wept was not because the scouts had returned with information indicating that they’d had been misled by God about the goodness of the land. Rather, they wept because the occupiers of the land that God had promised them were mightier, stronger, and were in fact giants, men of legendary exploits. These giants presented an intimidating obstacle.

In otherwards they saw the Giants as being bigger than God. i have been in that place in the past, but not this year, “And ed lifted up his voice, with praise and is exceedingly greatful!