Before you think I’m heartless for watching the poor thing struggle without helping it, hear me out.
The window was open.
At any moment, he could have flown free. I did eventually help the little guy, but it got me thinking about how we live sometimes.
We can see the vision, the goal, the dream. We push towards it with every scrap of our energy. We keep pushing and trying, we change tactics and try again – because surely a God-given dream should work, right? And yet sometimes, there is simply no breakthrough. We try until our all our energy and passion is depleted and then a small sliver of disappointment lodges deep inside. If nothing changes, this sliver grows to a wedge that can drive us away from trusting God and what He’s called us to do.
Friends, if God has placed a dream in your heart – the window is open.
If I spoke bee, I would have said to that little chap buzzing in my window, “Hey, take a step back. Stop the frantic buzzing and breathe a little. Find the scent of fresh air and follow it.”
God is saying the same to us. “Step back. Stop the frantic buzzing and breathe. Find the fresh wind of the Holy Spirit and follow it.”
‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of hosts.’ Zechariah 4:6
‘I know that everything God does will endure forever;
nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it.’ Ecclesiastes 3:14
Dianne J. Wilson writes novels from her hometown in East London, South Africa, where she lives with her husband and three daughters. She is writing the third book in YA series, Spirit Walker, with Pelican / Watershed. Book 1, Affinity is releasing on the 8th of June 2018.