When I was younger, I used to daydream a lot. Yes. About all the wrong things which have had the wrong impact on my life. But admittedly I used to day dream. About Prince Charming….thanks to Harlequin Romances. About growing up and getting married. About being wealthy.
The ability to imagine your future is a powerful tool. Especially if it’s used to correctly.
But when you’ve been hurt, disappointed, hurt, disappointed….hurt…you get the picture…somehow you stop wanting to imagine a bright future.
It’s not really ‘somehow’. The enemy comes to steal and kill and destroy…and often he will steal our hope.
When we get disappointed, it’s even more painful to continue to hope in the future. The enemy tricks us into believing that we will get disappointed if we ‘go there’ again. And so…we stop hoping that anything good will happen.
Are you still dreaming about tomorrow? Or has your hope been shot?
You see, I can’t say that we always have our heads screwed on right when we are hoping…Sometimes we hope for things that are really outside of God’s plan for our lives. But if we don’t have a vision of what we want to see happen in the future, the fact is we might never get there.
I often share this excerpt from the movie Kill Bill with my mom:
A woman escapes from hospital despite the fact that her legs have been paralyzed. She is paralyzed from the waste down. She has something to do in the future. But before she could even get to that stage, she has to ‘wiggle her big toe’. Now the hardest thing for a paralyzed person to do, is of course walk. But she imagines first that she can move one toe- her big toe. Of course it doesn’t move right away. But she repeatedly declares it “wiggle your big toe”…until finally, it flinches.
I mentioned a few days ago, that if you want to live the life that God has set for you, you have to see yourself High Healed and Delivered. The thing is without hope, you cannot see anything. I know. I’ve been there. I remember once, looking at myself in a mirror wondering if I will ever feel normal again. My face was swollen with tears, my heart was broken. Everything was a mess. But I looked in that mirror and said “I will smile again”. It took a while. But the truth is now I’m a laughing bunny!
What is it that you are hoping for in your own life. You’re afraid that it won’t happen, and so to avoid more disappointment, you avoid thinking about it.
God wants you to hope for the tomorrow He has in store for you. He wants you to envision your life as bright and beautiful. He wants you to see yourself high, healed and delivered.
Are you in a low place still? See yourself high.
Are you in a sick place? See yourself healed.
Are you feeling as if you’re in bondage by life’s issues? See yourself delivered.
Before God ever spoke, I believe He “saw” what He wanted.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jer 29:11
See the future He has for you!