I know I do sometimes. I just don't dream big enough. I just don't think big enough. I just don't pray big enough.
Once my son came to me in tears with a favorite toy. He believed it was broken and he was devastated. I fixed it in minutes by popping a few things back in place and putting it back together. He was shocked and thrilled.
He didn't know that it COULD be put back together again. It didn't even occur to him that it could be. He thought it was broken forever.
Sometimes we are afraid that something is broken forever. Sometimes we are afraid that something can't be fixed. Sometimes it doesn't even occur to us that it CAN be fixed and so we don't dream. We don't hope. We don't pray.
Or, when we do pray, we might try and "help" God out with our ideas of how He should fix everything.
How easy it is to put our own limits on a God who is outside of them.
Maybe a relationship is broken forever - but it doesn't mean that WE have to be broken forever.
Maybe a health or finance problem can't be fixed in the way that we want it to be and things are difficult, painful and the future looks scary - it doesn't mean that we have to walk that path alone. We walk with a God who holds the future (and us) in the palm of His hands.
Maybe a situation is beyond our control - but it's not beyond God's control.
Maybe our dreams are shattered. Sometimes we have to let our old dreams die and make new dreams.
God thinks bigger than we think. God sees bigger than we see. God lives bigger than we live.
I am glad because I live very small. Too small.
What about you? Are you living SMALL today?
I was invited to join a "Why I Love My Husband" link up today and I am excited about it, so am joining in at the bottom of this post (since I already posted today). Why don't you all join too! Why I Love My Husband (the never-ending list)
1. Because I know that my heart is safe with him.
2. Because he hides chocolate around the house and when I'm going crazy craving some he hauls some of it out.
3. Because he doesn't get mad when he runs out of clean socks and unmentionables (except that I just mentioned them.......) when I am behind in laundry.
4. Because he's just such a good daddy.
5. Because he loves my dog. My poodle dog. That no one wanted me to buy because she was....you know....a poooooooodle.
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