I’ve already told you how I overdid it last year. Traveled too much. Rushed from one thing to another so that by Christmas, I was tired and discouraged. But looking back, I see how family and friends encouraged me.
One kind gesture came from my writing friend, Cindy, through a small Christmas present. She may not have realized it, but her gift was three-fold—a long lunch, a heartfelt note, and a small star-scattered dish.
I’m sure Cindy chose this little saucer for its message.
Her note reminded me of how much I’d accomplished in the past year. She listed specifics, one-by-one.
Then we ate a lovely Trios’ lunch and talked about our families, writing challenges, and our friendship. By the time lunch was over, I had a new way of looking at the past year—and a new appreciation for why I was weary, along with a deeper love for Cindy. Thank you, friend.
That little dish sits in my bathroom now where it holds the jewelry I’m favoring these days. I rotate bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, so something is always resting there.
However, I’ve noticed something. Occasionally, it gets so full of pretty things that I can no longer see the image emblazoned on its surface.
Isn’t that how life is sometimes? We get so busy with good things, pretty things that we forget to dream and reach for the stars.
Not that pretty things are bad in themselves, but they have a way of distracting us from the main thing.
Do you or did you have a dream? You know, a perhaps an even secret desire to do something or follow a path that seemed impossible.
Maybe you’re actually living your dream now. If so, I say, Bravo! because it takes commitment and concentration to follow them.
Or maybe like me, that dream keeps getting lost in the shuffle or covered up by things that seem to take precedence for one reason or another.
Does it feel like it’s too late?
If that dream is from God, it’s not too late.
He still has plans for you, for me.
His timing doesn’t always coincide with ours, but He’s never late.
… though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Hab. 2:3b
And I remind myself that the reality of that dream may look different from what I expected, but He is faithful. So I believe it will be better.
I hope you’ll let God revive the dream He gave you long ago or plant a new one in your heart.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.