The Impossible Dream — 12 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing your heart. As I read I was reminded of two things:first, His ways are not ours, and second, the One who has begun a good work will be faithful to complete it. How amazing that we can trust that He is not finished writing our story yet!

  2. You are definitely not alone. I think one of the hardest things about being a mother is knowing where the line between love and control is found. God has graciously taken many things from my hands although I have held on with all my might. I’ve learned I can give thanks for the things in my life when I don’t carry the responsibility and burden for trying to fix them and to keep them from falling apart. Even my shattered dreams.

  3. Dear Janis
    You remind me so much of Adam and Eve who thought that they could live independently from God by deciding for themselves what good and evil were. It didn’t work out for them either!
    Much love XX

  4. I hear you loud and clear. We want our loved ones to share the same faith we have. I can just tell you that I grew up learning about Jesus and even made a profession of faith just before my open heart surgery at the age of seven. However, it wasn’t until I was married and an adult that I finally began to walk with the Lord. At my grandmother’s funeral, I was so convicted to begin to go to church. I began to read my Bible and study and pray and I’ve never been the same since. It’s been about 20 years now. I say this because you train up a child and then you pray. I never forgot what I was taught but it wasn’t until I was older that it took root. So don’t give up and trust the Lord. Live out a life of love and pray.

    Blessings and love,

  5. Oh, I have learned this the hard work. Despite my best efforts…my dreams, well some of them, are unrealized. And yet, I realize that His dreams will come to pass, and so, to Him, I cling.

  6. It’s a frightening thing – to let go of control and the outcome and give these dreams to God. Sometimes I have to realize that my dreams are not His dreams or His ways. Painful, but necessary!

  7. oh, Janis, yes. i’m the same as you. longing for those impossible dreams. and then being astounded by all of the sorrow. this verse brings me great encouragement: “i can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.” (philippians 4:13) bless you.