One Woman at a Time
For the vision is yet for an appointed time,
but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:
though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Habakkuk 2:3 (HCSB)
Mid-life Mama, do you feel “held back”? Sometimes I do. I am a mama looking over the fence that separates raising children and future dreams; caught somewhere between “my children need me” and answering “what’s next?”
Frustration sets in when older children only want me when it is convenient for them; in between their plans, their lives. Oh, this is not their fault. They are doing exactly what I want; coming into their own. But there are times I feel stuck.
I can’t move back because they are independent and I can’t move forward because they still need me.
I want to give up because I think I am unable to do anything well or full. It seems my answer is just to “wait it out”.
The truth is, I am always living my dream. These children are the dream of my youth, today holds the dreams of my yesterday, and tomorrow holds the dreams of my now.
God tells me to be patient and wait; all will come in the fullness of time. Jesus will not be late and He will not be early. God cannot be hurried and He cannot be held back.
And so it is the same with our goals when they are grounded in Christ. The signs of this day are the confirmation of what’s ahead and we are always moving toward what will be.
Because you see, the reality of our dreams are the presence of God and the day of His coming.
What are the pieces of today that hold yesterday’s dream?
Do you see how your past has prepared you for the here and now?
How does this change your thoughts about the dreams you have for your future?
Jesus, You are the dream maker and dream giver. You take each day of our lives and unfold it to the grand purpose of fulfilling Your glory. Help us to not be frustrated and rush the day or give up. Give us eyes to see that today is the unfolding of yesterday and tomorrow. Oh, how we love You, Lord. Amen
Further Reading: Hebrews 10:36-37
I pray you Live Like You Know …where you are going.
Strength to strength,