Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shattered Dreams...

On 23 Jan 2010, in my post, Tough Questions I'm wrestling with..., I posed the following questions:
  • When my dreams of teaching missionary kids in Ukraine, at KCA are shattered, how do I react?
  • Do I love God, more than my dreams of returning to Ukraine?
  • Am I willing to be redirected by Him?
I continue to struggle with this, although in a somewhat different way. After having your dreams and plans shattered, it is hard to dream again. I had great plans and ideas, but now I question any thoughts, plans, or ideas that I had or even have now.

I read a quote today that made me think about my life particularly. "You know...my whole life I have been complaining that my work was constantly interrupted, until I discovered that those interruptions were my work." --Henri Nouwen

God uses me in these blips and in these interruptions to plans, dreams, thoughts, ideas, but none the less, it's still hard to pick up the pieces and dream again. What are your dreams? Thoughts? Desires? Ideas? How is God using you? How do you react when your dreams are shattered? Do you dream again--or do you dream again with caution/stipulation?

1 comment:

RuthT said...

What a fabulous quote. I think I was better at seeing those interruptions as my work, my ministry when you and your siblings were little. I think that if all your readers are honest...they too will confess they struggle with something(s). Hang in there for we all have struggled with our doubts of what God's will for us is. Some of us have even doubted God, only to find His love and mercy coming at us full out. Faith, you are a gift from God.