I had a dream when I was younger. I wanted to be a singer. I went on auditions. My friend, Abby from high school thought I was obsessed. I was. One day I remember waking up and thinking (maybe hearing) that I was never meant to be a singer. Okay. Now what? I don't know how but God led me to become an educator, and there I found my purpose. Those of you that once knew me as a singer sometimes ask me (they always ask me), "Do you still sing?" Yes. God in his infinite mercy still allows me to sing every once in a while. I am blessed to be able to sing in His service. I am so thankful for the opportunity. Praise the Lord!!!
I was with my Bible Study Group (Bible Study Babes) on Monday and we talked about how scary it is to hope. Should we hope? Yes. We should hope.
For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
It should be okay to hope in something. I can hope and ask God for something and see what ends up happening. I praise God for the option of having the all scary hope. My advice to you is to hope, go on ahead and see what happens. Maybe, just maybe, you will get what you hoped for. Wait on the Lord.