Staring at A Dead-End Road?

Having that moment when you begin something exciting and fulfilling, pumped up ready to go, eager to see where and how it’s all going to play out.  YES!  Halfway there, still pumped, however, it’s fading. Things are not progressing the way you initially thought they might.  Still positive, still pushing forward, never to give up on what you were so excited and look forward to doing.  Yes, I got this! It’s going to happen!!

Then BOOM!! You hit the dead-end road!

Staring, focusing, zooming in on the “Nothing”.  What just happened?

Everything you hoped for, dreamt about, working day and night to see a vision, a passion come to life, only to be stopped at the dead-end road.

Where do you go from here, right?

From experience, I continue to move forward and pursue what God placed in my heart to do.  Our lives, mine, and yours have a purpose and a plan. (Jeremiah 29:11).

The dead-end you are staring at is the beginning of a training period for your heart and mind.  The dead-end is to help you stop and think. Stop and listen. Stop and breathe.

Be refreshed and satisfied when looking at the dead-end road, consider it a dead-end loop bringing you back around to what God has planned for you.

Lately, I have looked at so many others around me and said, “why can’t I have that?” “why is it so difficult for me to have the desires of my heart?”  C’mon people, be real and truthful with yourself, we’ve all compared and asked ourselves these questions. Unfortunately, society has a “keep up with the Jones’s”  and comparison attitude.

Scripture reminded me, it’s not the faith, belief or actions of others that will give me what God has for me. It’s my faith, my belief, my actions!  When we read Matthew 9:29, “Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith [your trust and confidence in My power and My ability to heal] it will be done to you.” (AMP)

Jesus is clearly saying YOUR FAITH,

not your neighbors, brothers, sisters, friends, but YOURS.

WOW!! What a blow to my head.  What was I even thinking?  Truthfully, I have been selfish and closed to hearing the truth.  I am real people, I have no problem admitting my life is sometimes a wreck. When thinking through where I was, where I am and where I want to be, it is my heart that needs to hold onto the faith, hope and expectation that God will act (deliver) according to His plan.  Same for you, take ownership of your own faith and actions, don’t count on others faith to deliver the wishes of your heart, it will not come to fruition, my friend.

I am grateful for the love, patience, and understanding from God.  He knows me, you may not, you may not see all my struggles, wrongs, or stupid things that I say and do, but my God sees them and HE still loves and accepts me right where I am.  He loves and accepts you right where you are too!

When you are at the dead-end, you are right where you are supposed to be, right where God wants you to be, because he wants you to see through that dead-end to what’s on the other side.  DON’T GIVE UP!

Be satisfied at the dead-end, it’s a blessed beginning,

Your choice now is to accept a new mindset, rethink the possibilities,

and begin again!

“I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11

 “Be still and know that I am God.”

Psalm 46:10

 

Hugs and love to you,

Connie Ann

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