PSALM 37:1-9 NIV
1 Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
OVER THE YEARS ~ DO NOT FRET
I was trying to decided on how to tie these verses in with dreaming big. I realized that it's our dreams that carry us through hard times. I know what God has said over the years and often times I tend to worry or wonder instead of holding fast to his word. The Bible speaks of inheritance and generations to follow us. Some people might fine me strength or different and I'm okay with that.
As I read further in Psalm 37, I find this:
25 I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be a blessing.
OVER THE YEARS ~
DO NOT STOP DREAMING AND PRESSING FORWARD
In the picture, I find that Cinderella keep believing and kept singing. She cried out and her fairy Godmother came and everything changed. Oh, it only changed for a short period of time but it exploded into a real life dream to come true. She would marry that prince and live happily ever after! Wow, don't we all want a dream like that. Just peace in the land of the living and taken away from something that might not be so good in life. I've had my own moments of feeling as if I did get a fairy Godmother and moments of feeling nothing good would ever happen. But I'm here to tell you that it does. God happens and our inheritance with the Lord.
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?
We must be careful what we put our hopes and dreams into in life. Maybe I don't want to be like the neighbors next door. I don't know all their business and it only looks like life is better than mine. I've said that before my friends and I don't want someone life, because God created me to be me. If I were someone else, I might not be writing you now. God has plan in Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and A future for each of us. He doesn't have favorites or gives more to another. It's what we do with our blessings that matter. It is what we do with our own one day that matters.
Dream big like Cinderella and hope for the best. Keep a song in your heart and don't give up! Life is way to short not to live it happy or in peace of mind. My example with go further than I will ever know and my prayers continue for each of you who read this. Also for your family and friends. I care and I know that life can be crazy hard sometimes. Dealing with loose of lives, jobs, money, food, kids, kid/adults, no kids and the list goes on. Lean to God today and look up. Go ahead and try to believe bigger today than yesterday!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and share this! Hope is what each of us need and major connections in life. He created you to be you and live in a big world for a reason. You are not just a dot on his plan but an explosion of his joy, love and peace to others. Just like a shining star high in the night sky. Your example shines big in the day time too! Purpose this a good day.