Is God trying to ruin my life?

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God can do more than we can dream or imagine

[A note from Wendy: Usually I post devotionals every Monday and Thursday. However I'm taking a bit of blogging break. I'll be back to my normal routine from the 14th of October. Until then I'll be posting once a week every Wednesday. Today I'm giving this space to Jenna de Wit who is very bravely speaking about pursuing dreams.]

{Guest devotional by Jenna de Wit}

May God give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20:4 (NIV) 

As a young girl, I had big plans for my future; I was going to change the world. 

There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that I could, one day, make an actual difference in the world and nothing was going to stop me.

Years later, and ‘one day’ still features in my life plan.

I’ve come to realise that I am so incredibly afraid of taking steps toward my dreams that I’ll put any excuse in the way. 

As a matter of fact, it’s taken me months to write this blog because of that fear. I was so afraid of the truth I might reveal about what God thinks of my dreams that I didn’t even dare to begin.

You see, I was always under the impression that God would think my dreams were silly, and childish, and a complete waste of time, so I didn’t really speak to him about them.

I was also afraid to say to God, “here I am, send me!” and actually mean it, because I thought God would most likely send me in the complete opposite direction of my dreams, to make a life in a rural town in the middle of nowhere, as a missionary. 

While I fully appreciate people who do travel the world and leave every comfort behind them to evangelise, I knew in my heart that it wasn’t for me. 

Do you know who else knew it wasn’t for me? The One who placed the moon and the stars in the sky, the One who created you and me, the One who knows my heart like the back of his hand. God.

God gifted each and every single one of us with talents, passions, and a nagging desire to fulfill our dreams.

Psalm 20:4It was James who said, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the heavenly father of lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows” (James 1:17)

God wants you and me to make full use of our gifts and follow our dreams, the dreams he gave us. 

I know, the idea of pursuing your dreams is scary, and a million reasons why it won’t work are probably flooding into your mind, but there is one reason why it will: God. 

He will never leave you to face this world on your own and he will be by your side every step of the way. 

God has great plans for you and me, bigger plans than we could ever imagine.  (Tweet this)

He didn’t ever promise the road will be easy and the chances are you’ll take a few detours along the way but fear not, putting your trust in God to guide you will always, always lead to triumph.

Ponder: Do you have a passion or a dream that you have been ignoring? Knowing that God is by your side, how can you take a small step toward that dream?

Prayer: Lord, give me the courage to pursue my dreams. Amen

{About the author of this guest devotional}
Jenna de Wit is a PR Account executive, living in Johannesburg, South Africa who has a passion for writing and a passion for Christ. She is a pinterest addict and beach lover who is always trying to inspire as well as be inspired by life. Read her blog Crazy Beautiful and find her on twitter at @Jen_deWit. You can read her previous guest devotional about how God is fighting enlessly and tirelessly for you here

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