I have sat and stared at this computer for a while and still, I’ve got nothing.
Here’s the thing. I’m a doer. I’m all about making a plan and getting started on a new project (finishing…well that’s another story). So I have lots of examples of times when I’ve done something to get the ball rolling on things.
But that’s not always the best way. In fact, I’m learning it’s usually not.
What’s so different about this whole book writing thing is that my actions have played a minimal role, and God’s actions have taken center stage.
I think that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
The times when our dreams are most fulfilled? Those are the times when God is leading the way. When all we do is follow. When our role is simply to obey and walk in faith.
That’s the story of this book. And the more I tell the story, the more I feel like it’s not mine to tell.
The best action I can take is to walk with Him each day. To submit my plans to His direction. To seek His will for my life and then walk through the doors He opens.
That sounds pretty easy. It’s really not.
Really, it’s the very hardest thing.
To hold our dreams with open hands and let God do with them what He will is terrifying.
But it’s also beautiful.
Everything good comes from the Lord. Every single good thing.
And it’s when we trust Him, and allow Him room to speak into our lives, that those good things can unfold.
So I guess that today my best advice for you is to do nothing at all.
Don’t try to make your dream happen on your own. Don’t try to force your way into something that hasn’t yet been laid out for you. Don’t push ahead without looking (and listening) up.
Wait. Pray. And watch for those open doors.
Because the best fulfilled dreams are the ones where you can’t take any of the credit. (<– click to tweet!)
Have you found this to be true in your own life?