Re-writing your dreams
As a child, I dreamed about what my life would be like when I was an adult. I couldn’t wait to grow up. I was going to be a jockey and racehorses at the Kentucky Derby or a world-famous gymnast like Nadia Comaneci or Mary Lou Retton. I had all these amazing dreams.
They were my dreams, not God’s plan for me. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes it can be difficult to let go of the picture you had in your mind of what your life was going to look like when you got older. Olaf sings a very comical song in the Frozen 2 movie called “When I am Older”.
The mainline goes like this:
“This will all make sense when I am older.
Someday I will see that this makes sense
One day, when I’m old and wise
I’ll think back and realize that these were all completely normal events”
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In the movie, Olaf thinks that the older you get the more the world makes sense because you are so much wiser. For the most part, he’s right. Though I am only 42 years old, I have been blessed to be around people much older and wiser than I am. Through my own experiences and listening to their wisdom, I have learned that resistance to God’s plan will only bring strife. When we force things to happen, when we push ourselves beyond the breaking point, when we do not listen to the signs and words of advice around us, life is tough. When we are so blindfolded by our own desires, we miss opportunities to take life with ease. This isn’t to say that perseverance is a negative thing and we shouldn’t work hard to achieve our goals, but if everything is falling apart or not going smoothly, try another way. Your dream may need to be re-written to fit God’s plan for you. Try another way. The alternative path may just lead you back to your original goal, but a side excursion was needed. Remember, we are not meant to suffer or struggle. If we follow God’s plan, life should flow easily for the most part.
So how do we re-write our life goals?
- Let go of your dream. Say I let go of this dream for I know God has something even greater in store for me.
- Surrender to God’s plan. God, I open my ears and eyes to your guidance leading me to where my peace and happiness lie.
- Live a life of gratitude. Thank you, dear Lord, for guiding me, bringing me to where I am, and all the people I have met, places I have been, and transformations I have gone through.
I know this will all make sense when I am older ( :
Voyage to HEAL Weekly Exercises:
Stretch: I need to stretch my neck again, but this time from the front. Place your hand on your skin on the right side of your chest. Tilt your head away from your hand in a position that you feel a stretch. Hold as you say, I give myself permission to let go and try another way. Repeat this on the opposite side and with your hands on your sternum and looking up toward the ceiling.
Exercise: Cactus those arms up the wall with your core activated. Try for 6-8x
Habitual Change: Drink using your opposite hand. Do as much as you can using your non-dominant hand. Wake up the other side of your brain.
Perspective Enlightenment: Though my life may not be exactly as I planned it, it is still very amazing.
This week’s post is a combination of the arm and leg week’s of the Voyage to HEAL following God’s plan and Knowing you are Enough by letting go of your labels. There have been several new additions to the on-line Voyage to HEAL including a journal option section for each week, a new Vows of Armor and a list of Labels. Keep going with your on-line Voyage to HEAL and join me weekly on Tuesdays at 1 pm for the Voyage to HEAL Live blogcast.
Godspeed on your Voyage to HEAL.