I am relieved and freed to realize that what is set before us is enough. It might seem small in the eyes of the world, but it is very important work.
As Christian writers and speakers we have raced for the stars, trying to shine brightly for His glory, but I’m afraid we’ve burned up some things in our wake. And we’re left feeling burned out and wondering how we got here and how we can get better.
Out of the gate we started off strong, but now many of us are limping since we tripped on the stage’s “platform”. Our families are suffering because we’ve been a little bit too M.I.A. as we work hard to chase after the “big one”—that next opportunity that dangles in front of us, just out of reach.
We’ve missed the main event. Somewhere along the way we went from a willing stage hand to wanting to be the main attraction, and we got disoriented.
We wanted to be important, significant and make a difference but those longings have gotten out of balance and perhaps have turned to a lust that will never be satisfied.
We’ve modeled our dream pursuits after others who are running on ahead with a different gait, and to a different tune. Oh sure, we’re in the same race, but we thought our leg was a 100 meter dash when in actuality it’s turned out to be an ultra-marathon.
Work, work, work. Make things happen. Strive harder, drive more traffic and then, guess what? you run out of gas and wonder why you’re broken down on the side of the road and there are dead bodies left in your wake.
This is often what happens as we push our dreams forward on our own strength, being wise in our own eyes, and ignoring the warning signs along the way.
Let’s slow down and embrace the small because it just might be the big thing that changes the world after all.
As we are faithful with what’s before us, keeping pace with His grace on this race, we can rest easy knowing that we are in step with His Spirit.
The time is now, to turn from our crazy, rat-race ways and embrace the small parts, the important parts, of our lives.
Let’s continue this conversation over here at God-sized Dreams as we take a closer look at the significance of the small…