“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,” Philippians 3:13
Months ago, my husband and I had a few trees cut down in our backyard to give our children more space to play. Well, currently, it doesn’t look anything like what I envisioned. I pictured a beautiful plush yard that my kids would enjoy playing in, but so far, the only thing that’s playing back there are squirrels. What do you do when your life, your marriage, your children, your career, or your ministry is not what you envisioned it would be? What do you do when the vision God gave you looks like the complete opposite of what your life is right now.
My sister, I know how it feels when your life is not what you pictured, but stay with the vision! A little progress is better than no progress at all. Nehemiah was given the task of rebuilding Jerusalem’s wall. He set out to accomplish this huge task with people fighting against him on the left and people doubting him on the right, but he stayed with the vision God gave him of a rebuilt wall, and God was with him. Your Father is not just waiting for you to finish. He’s with you right now in the mess, in the battle, in the thick of it, and He will see you through to victory!
Thank you, Father, for speaking to my heart. I love you. Thank you for the vision you gave me of a thriving and full life. Help me be all you created me to be, and accomplish all you’ve destined me to accomplish by your grace, in Jesus’ name, Amen.