This is not part of the original 1/5/2011 post, but simply my present-day thoughts on it.
Reposting and re-reading this blog has convicted me. 2013 me still believes the same thing that 2011 me wrote, but 2013 me has had trouble implementing what 2011 me wrote. Life is a very interesting thing and very often doesn’t take the shape that you expect, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t take shape. Even though I haven’t achieved everything in 2013 that I was aiming for in 2011 (or prior to that), the achievements and accomplishments that I have made are still significant. I still have that dream and my feeling is that I will achieve that dream, but the only thing that I did not take into consideration in 2011 that I apply now is the “Passage of Appointed Opposition”, which goes a little something like this:
“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.” Eccleciastes 3:1-8 (NLT)
The bottom line is that in God’s time everything will happen as it is going to happen and when it happens it won’t be able to happen any other way. Try to say THAT three times fast. Don’t give up on your dreams. God has a plan for you and as long as you are in His will then your dreams (that you always thought were yours and yours alone) will be a part of the greater whole of building the Kingdom of God (and there’s no greater honor than that). Keep on pushing because the will of God will never lead you where the grace of God cannot sustain you.
What do you think? Shared wisdom makes us all stronger.