A few weeks ago, I blogged about the frustration that comes when you can’t seem to make any progress on dreams, goals, and big ideas that you have. You’ve either got your hands full with other previous commitments, or it’s simply not in the budget, or your application is turned down, or the doctor says it’s impossible…whatever the reason is, it’s frustrating when you have the energy, the ideas, the passion–but you seem to be stuck there due to things outside your control.
Ever since I posted about it, I tried to quiet my energy and ask the Lord for contentment in my heart. But it didn’t happen. Something surprising happened: He began to show me other areas–other projects, if you will–that needed my attention, even more so than the grand ideas I had before. I realized (with relief and joy) that the energy I had didn’t need to be quelled–it needed to be refocused. I believe I was frustrated in my efforts for a reason. I was supposed to be a little discontent–so I’d be fired up and take action on the things HE had for me.
It kind of freaked me out a little, you know? :)
If you’re in a similar place, I hope this encourages your heart a little.Personal, Uncategorized