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Do I Dare Have a God-sized dream?

01/08/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 10 Comments

Do I dare have a God-sized dream?

I used to dream of traveling. I dreamt that my husband and I would travel more before our son was born. We did have small vacations, but mostly he said we couldn’t afford it. We mostly had to fly to visit family. If my husband, who is head of the house said no, then I had to oblige. My husband put his needs and wants before what was best for us and because of that, my spirit is crushed. Now, due to bad decisions on both of our parts, finances are not there.

I don’t know if I can dream. I feel like I am setting myself up for hurt, so right now, it terrifies me.  We had planned a trip to Ireland but had to cancel due to the volcano that erupted. Why did God allow that? Maybe the timing wasn’t right for us to go, but then–why give me this desire if He says no? 

I have been told no too many times and had so many roadblocks to travel that it is too painful to dream. Traveling is not the only dream that has not happened, but it is the one that keeps coming to mind.  I would rather He give me a different dream, one that I feel is in His will. Is this a God-sized dream? I feel like it is because it seems only He can make it possible. Is it just a desire that I can’t have? I know the Bible says God will give you the desires of your heart if you delight in Him.(Psalm 37:4)  Is that what I am missing? I think I am delighting in Him, but maybe I am not. I don’t believe God will give you the desires of your heart if you are not in God’s will/sinning.

What is my dream?  Maybe my dream is to figure out what more God wants me to do to help further His kingdom. Maybe my dream is to dream again.

Be blessed:)

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Discussion (10 Comments)

  1. I am sorry that you feel like your dreams are not coming true. I have often struggle with patience, and the only thing I can offer is that sometimes when we look back, things make more sense than they do when they are happening. I pray that you will find and keep hope in your heart.

    • Thank you so much for your encouragement. I do appreciate it so much!
      Be blessed:)

  2. Awww love this Jen and I can’t wait to see what God size dreams come to you this year!!! Thank ou for sharing!!!!

    • Thank you for stopping by Jen! You bless me
      Be blessed yourself 🙂

  3. Oh my heart sweet friend. Know that I am continuing to lift you up to Him. Love & hugs!

    • Thank you so much Wendy. You have no idea how much that means to me sweet friend.
      Be blessed:)

  4. Hi Jen,

    So glad I am here visiting your blog…Praying right now that God will encourage your heart and that you can find peace and encouragement in Him…it is hard to have a desire unfulfilled, and to be patient and trust God’s timing as He grows us in the waiting period…is it okay if I send hugs to you 🙂

    • Thank you for visiting my blog–so blessed! I am also so appreciative of your prayers and encouragement.
      I hope to allow Him to have me grow and mature during the waiting times. Maybe I am waiting in the hallway for Him to open the door.
      Of course it is ok to send me hugs! I will take all of the hugs I can get!
      Thank you for blessing me and be blessed:)

  5. “My husband put his needs and wants before what was best for us and because of that, my spirit is crushed.” I can relate. And at least for me, that crushed spirit feels like a wedge between me and God. I’ll be praying for you.

    • I am so sorry you had that experience also. I know that it isn’t God’s fault our husband’s have done this, so I would encourage you to remove the wedge between you and God and seek Him and pursue Him more than ever. Grab onto Jesus and hold on tight! HE is the ONLY one who can heal you and your marriage. Pray for your marriage to grow from this. That is what helped me.
      I hope that helps and please know that I did pray for you and your marriage.
      Be blessed:)

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