An Open Palm

I have a handful of dreams that I’d love to see come to pass. Most of them have to do with my man and my little men. A few surround other family members and friends. But there is one last dream that keeps me up at night…that wakes me up at night. I’ve dreamed about this for several years now. It hasn’t been a lifelong dream but you wouldn’t know it by the role of importance it plays in my life. It is a strong desire within me. However, if I’ve learned anything in my 37 years and 2 months of living, it’s this:

If my desire isn’t God’s best, then I don’t want it.

It took years for me to be able to come to grips with that statement and even more years to say it. But, I can honestly say it right here. Right now. I’d love to hear what you think. Please share and encourage this nervous soul whose dream is sitting on an open palm.

6 thoughts on “An Open Palm”

  1. Cindy what a wonderful attitude to be willing to lay down that dream if it’s not God’s best! For me personally, God has either given me th desires of my heart OR in Most cases, changed my desires to line up with his. 🙂 You are blessed!

  2. Wow Cindy… I so much admire you’re openness, much like that palm…I ‘m not sure exactly what dream you are referring to, but I can think of a couple… But if God’s best is what you truly desire, We can trust that He gives us the desires of our heart (can’t remember where bible talks about God giving us the desires of our heart, but I will find it)
    I have always found that intriguing, He puts the desires in our heart and then brings them to pass, just not always as we expect. How great is our God!?!?!
    and also, one of the first scriptures I learned from Proverbs says “Trust in the Lord will all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths” I love that, to know that when we put our full confidence in God and earnestly expect Him to lead us He does!
    I so look forward to our time together!
    Grace and peace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST be with you!

  3. Wow! Sounds like a cool God-given dream for it to be on your heart and mind so often. Keep praying. And we’ll all pray with you!

    I so trust your “hearing” that I feel confidently that God will honor your desire—in some way. He loves you so much, and with your dreams in an open palm, He’ll never give you but the VERY BEST for YOU!

  4. I STILL know, that I know, that I know. I believe this is a marathon rather than a sprint. Be strong. The second wind is coming from the ONE who breathed life into this spectacular universe and into your very lungs the moment you were born. I have spoken to the ONE about you and he says that I have dibs on being your water-girl.

  5. God is asking me to give up the dream of having any more children from my womb anytime soon and adopt a child into our family so that we can share the love of Christ with them. His will is sometimes scary, uncomfortable, unconventional and even painful but it is always best. I choose to lay my dreams on the alter trusting if my dreams are His will then they will come to pass and if they are not then His will is better…no…perfect! Thank you for sharing. It is very timely for me to read this now 🙂

  6. “If my desire isn’t God’s best, then I don’t want it.”

    I guess my only question about that would be, “Did God have the ‘best’ in mind when He asked The Accuser, ‘Have you considered my servant Job?'”

    That is, when tragedy strikes like a bolt of lightning, is that what God thinks is “best” for us? I think the answer is Yes. But probably it wasn’t from Job’s point of view. But the book of Job proves that God cherishes our love and our faith and our desire for Him more than anything else He gives us. And I think that Job losing everything shaped him into a much more capable servant.

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