Is the Parade Passing You By?

Kimberism: “God can dream a bigger dream for me, for you, than you could ever dream for yourself. When you've worked as hard and done as much and strived and tried and given and pled and bargained and hoped...surrender. When you have done all that you can do, and there's nothing left for you to do, give it up. Give it up to that thing that is greater than yourself, and let it then become a part of the flow."— Oprah

Have you ever felt like everyone else was participating in the parade, while you we’re forced to the side lines? Maybe you've noticed conception has come easily for others; while you've unsuccessfully struggled to conceive a child, or your dream of marriage lay dwarfed by reality.

As a single mom I felt a similar discouragement when couples paraded before me, or when others enjoyed lucrative business ventures and I received a heavenly message to sit down and wait for new instructions.

However, every time the anchor was dropped on my vision, it wasn't long before the old vision was swallowed up by a much bigger vision. Sure, in the process I squirmed, baulked, cried and agonized, but when I finally surrendered and moved into faith the rewards were better than I could have imagined.

That’s what happened when I gave up the desire to be remarried after loosing my first husband. After seven years of trying to scratch an itch that wouldn't subside, I quieted my soul, gave up striving and believed that something bigger could do for me what I could not do for myself. I never gave up the desire, but I gave up the control. From a place of surrender the man of my dreams entered my world without one ounce of effort or striving on my part. 

Are you in a season where you have been ushered to the sidelines in preparation for something greater? Are you resisting change and struggling for clarity? Surrender is a great place to start.

Although the sidelines may not be where you want to set up residence, it is the place to grow your faith. As you exercise faith in Some One bigger than yourself watch your old vision organically morph into something new. 

You will never receive greater vision if you are willing to settle for a lesser one. It's only when you pull away from the crowd that you position yourself for a vision upleveling. Do you need to let the parade pass you by?

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