By Shasta Monet
My plan for your life does not have an expiration date, but it does unfold in My perfect timing. If you move ahead of Me, you will feel lost. If you stay behind, you will feel left out. But if you stay close to Me, you will move to the timing of my heartbeat. I know the plans I have for you, and they will come to pass. Right now, I have appointed you to love whoever is in front of you and meet the needs of those I have entrusted to your care. As you begin to be faithful with the little things, I will begin to give you the bigger things I planned for you all along. Now, My beloved, is the time to ask Me to use you in someone’s life today.
Your Father whose timing is perfect
God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. – Ecclesiastes 3:11
Treasure of Truth
God’s timing is just as important as His will itself.
I am stepping onto new ground. The beginning of this year, God spoke to me that this year was going to be life changing. That He was going to push me out and doors were going to open. Boy that has been true. Alongside of that, HE has me dreaming again. These dreams though are the kind that I didn’t realize how much my heart wants them. It is like He has been digging around in my heart and then showing me the true desires of my heart..but then asking me if I am willing to lay them down. Not in a sacrifice kind of way, but in a way of boldness and trust. To stand on them and declare them to be true. I am realizing that this is what faith is made up of. It is not just saying you believe in the Lord, it’s being willing to put your life on His promises. Not just any promises, but ones that are tied deeply in your heart.
So, I am doing that. I am stepping out. I am trusting. I am declaring. And I have to say, as scary as it is, I have never felt such freedom before. To walk in such a way that is believing that even if I am wrong, it just means it’s around the corner. I have never experienced that before! Alongside this feeling of freedom, does come a feeling of not insecurity exactly, but of vulnerability. Feeling exposed. There are things I have kept quiet in my heart that I recently have shared with someone, it has left me feeling open and vulnerable, especially because I don’t know how this person is going to respond to it.
But I am understanding that this is the beauty of having an intimate relationship with the Lord. Who I am does not lay in the hands of man, nor do my dreams. Who I am completely and wholly lies in my Creator. So what do I have to lose? I am finally at a place in life where I don’t want second best. I don’t want the ‘normal’ or settle for the content. I want the amazing, the crazy, the intense. I want the very visions and dreams God has given me. And I am standing on them with both feet, and declaring that they WILL come to pass. It may require me to step out in ways I don’t want to, but I am okay with that.