I’ve been dreaming about what I should be doing, and could be doing for years now. As some of you know, I’ve taken small steps to implement many of those things, but I’ve never really moved into full pursuit of that vision. Over the last six months to a year, if I’ve come to realize only one thing, it’s that my vision doesn’t have to be an either/or vision. I’ve come to understand that my vision and God’s vision will work in tandem with each other as they slowly start to align more fully in my life.
You see, I’m much more aligned with what God is doing in my life now than I have probably ever been. I’m still impatient…I still get unmotivated when I don’t see things happening as quickly as I think they should. I’m also much more reliant on God than I have been in the past. When I get unmotivated, I know it’s because of my impatience, not because God is not moving and working in my life. It’s also not because I’m not aligning myself with his goal, it’s strictly because I am impatient.
Because of this impatience, it’s easy for me to lose my vision of what should be, and start dreaming about what could be. This is where I get off track. I start dreaming of ways:
- to get there quicker.
- to make the path straighter.
- to make the journey easier.
- to be more efficient.
- to get more done.
- to get there this week, if not today.
So, in realizing these things, I have to turn back to God, ask for forgiveness for trying to fast track my plans, instead of enjoying the journey He has me on, and step back on to the path He has chosen, no matter how crooked, and winding the path may seem. I choose His path, instead of my own, and just commit to taking that next step towards God.
For a great example of what these paths look like from an airplane, check out Tim Kade’s post.
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